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Crud'Amarilli, che col nom'ancora

Language: Italian (Italiano)

[Crud'Amarilli, che col nom'ancora]1
D'amar, ahi lasso! amaramente insegni,
Amarilli, del candido ligustro
Più candida [più]2 bella,
Ma [de l'àspido]3 sordo 
E più [sorda più fèra]4 e più fugace,
Poi che col dir t'offendo,
i' mi morrò tacendo. 

Ma grideran per me le piagge e i monti
E questa selva, a cui 
Sì spesso li tuo bel nome
Di risonar insegno. 
Per me piangendo i fonti
E mormorando i venti,
Diranno i miei lamenti;
[Parlerà nel mie volto
La pietate e 'l dolore; 
E se fia muta ogn'altra cosa, al fine
Parlerà il mio morire, 
E ti dirà la morte il mio martire]5.

Translation(s): FRE SPA

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S. d'India sets stanza 1
C. Monteverdi sets stanza 1
L. Marenzio sets stanza 1

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1 Marenzio, Monteverdi: "Cruda Amarilli, che col nome ancora"
2 Marenzio: "e più"
3 Marenzio: "dell'aspido"
4 Marenzio: "fèra"
5 omitted by de Wert

Submitted by John Versmoren


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Cruelle Amaryllis, qui par ton nom même", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Javier Pablo Sotelo) , title 1: "Cruel Amarilis que con tu nombre", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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