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Baci soavi e cari

Set by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643), "Baci soavi e cari" [chorus], from Libro I de madrigali, no. 5, madrigal [ sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

Baci soavi e cari,
cibi della mia vita
c'hor m'inviolate 
or mi rendete il core.
Per voi convien ch'impari
come un'alma rapita
non sente il duol di mort'e pur si more.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Süße und teure Küsse", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Submitted by Alfred Mussert

[Quanto ha]1 di dolce amore,
perché [sempre io]2 vi baci,
o dolcissime rose,
in voi tutto ripose;
deh, deh s'io potessi 
ai vostri dolci baci
la mia vita finire,
o che dolce morire!

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Alles an Süße hat Amor", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Monteverdi: "Quant'ha"
2 Monteverdi: "sempr'io"


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]