La Sirena By: Giovanni Gastoldi

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

Info

Number of Voices: 5
Voicings: SSSAT , SSSAB , SSSTT , SSSTB , SSAAT , SSAAB , SSATT , SSATB , SAAAT , SAAAB , SAATT , SAATB
Date: 16th century
Language: Italian
Tags: associated dance madrigal translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Direct Translation Poetic Translation
Questa dolce Sirena, This sweet siren The sweetly singing siren
col canto acqueta il mar, Quiets the sea with her song; With song makes waves to cease,
un suo leggiadro riso One of her beautiful smiles And with a smile serenely
Puň l'aria serenar. Can pacify the air. Turns howling winds to peace.
Chi mira'il suo bel viso Whoever looks upon her beautiful face Who gazes on her visage
resta prigion d'Amor, Remains imprisoned by Love; Love will not let depart;
ch'i suoi bei lumi vede Whoever sees her beautiful eyes Who sees her eyes is stricken
sente legars'il cor. Feels bound by the heart. And tethered by the heart.
Giovanni Gastoldi Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann