S'egli è vero By: Orazio Vecchi


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


Number of Voices: 3
Voicings: SSB
Date: 16th century
Language: Italian
Tags: madrigal translation


LyricsPoetic Translation
Se gli è vero, Himeneo,If it's true, Hymenaios,
Che l’alm’e i coriThat in perfection
Di sald’amoriHearts with affection
Legh’ agli amantiYou tie completely
Con nodi santiAnd bind them sweetly,
Hor stringi Aminta Bind our Aminta
E Clori così forteAnd Cloris, that untying
Che non si sciolgan mai, Can never be their fate
Se non per morte.Except in dying.
E s’annodi gli amantiIf you bind them with passion
A tutt’e l’horeNever subsiding,
D’eterno amoreLove that's abiding,
Con pace unitaPeace that's united,
In Cielo orditaHeaven-invited,
Hor fa se giusto Now, if you're gracious
E se benigno seiAnd favor their endeavor,
Ch’eterni sien gli amoriThen may their wedded love
E gl’Himenei.Endure forever.
Orazio VecchiCarol Anne Perry Lagemann

Direct Translation

See Luigi Cataldi's work at Choral Public Domain Library.