Il Bianco e Doclce Cigno By: Jacques Arcadelt

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 4
Voicings: SATB
Date: 1539
Language: Italian
Tags: madrigal original language translation Il primo libro di madrigali d'Archadelt a 4 voci

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Il primo libro di madrigali d'Archadelt a 4 voci | Publication Year: 1539
Book Facsimile(s): Bavarian State Library

Lyrics

LyricsPoetic Translation
Il bianco e dolce cigno cantando more,The white and dulcet swan falls, and, singing, passes,
Ed io piangendoAnd I, with weeping,
Giung' al fin del viver mio.Reach also my final ending.
Stran' e diversa sorte,What strange, contrasting fortune:
Ch'ei more sconsolatoHe dies in desperation,
Ed io moro beato.But death brings me elation,
Morte che nel morireFor in this death I'm learning
M'empie di gioia tutto e di desire.The bliss of being filled with joy and yearning.
Se nel morir, altro dolor non sento,If dying holds no harsher pain nor rougher,
Di mille mort' il di sarei contento.A thousand deaths a day I'll gladly suffer.
Jacques ArcadeltCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See translation at Choral Public Domain Library.