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Sources used for collation: AnGa-1594; AnGa-1603; Ma-Ga-1614

Other sources: Ka-1601; Ph-1609; Ph-heirs-1632

Text
Lines Sources – Voices Variants
3

AnGa-1603 – all voices

piacci'almen
5

AnGa-1594 – T

AnGa-1603 – T

Ma-Ga-1614 – AT

vostro empio (in T vostro is followed by rests)
piacci'almen (AnGa-1603 – all voices)
vostro empio (in T vostro is followed by rests) (AnGa-1594 – T)
vostro empio (in T vostro is followed by rests) (AnGa-1603 – T)
vostro empio (in T vostro is followed by rests) (Ma-Ga-1614 – AT)

Edition and commentary

Voi bramate ch’io moia

Madrigal: abBCcdDCC

Voi bramate ch’io moiaYou wish me to die
Ed io morir desio,and I wish to die too,
Pur ch’io vi piaccia almen col morir mio;if thus, at least, I please you with my death:
Ma se trarmi non può di vita forebut if your cruel rigor
Quel vostr’empio rigore,cannot take me from life,
Perché prova non fatewhy do you not try to use pity instead of rigor?
D’usarm’in vece di rigor pietate?
Che d’uccidermi avrà forza maggiore,For it will have more power to kill me,
S’uom di piacer più che di doglia more.if one dies more from pleasure than from pain.

English translations of madrigal texts based with permission on those by Kathryn Bosi, The complete five voice madrigals: for mixed voices / IV, The sixth and seventh books. New York: Gaudia Music and Arts, 1996.