Luci serene e chiare
Language: Italian (Italiano)
Luci serene e chiare,
Voi m'incendete, voi, ma [prova il]1 core
Nell'incendio diletto, non dolore.
Dolci parole e care,
Voi mi ferite, voi, ma prova il petto
Non dolor [nella]2 piaga, ma diletto.
O miracol d'Amore!
Alma [che è]3 tutta foco e tutta [sangue]4
Si [strugge e]5 non si duol, [more e]6 non langue.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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1 Monteverdi: "prov'il"
2 Monteverdi: "ne la"
3 Monteverdi: "ch'è"
4 Monteverdi: "sange"
5 Monteverdi: "strugg'e"
6 Monteverdi: "muor e"
Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Set in a modified version by Morten Lauridsen.
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Yeux sereins et clairs", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Heitere, funkelnde Augen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:20
Line count: 9
Word count: 54
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Yeux sereins et clairs
Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)
Yeux sereins et clairs,
Vous m'enflammez, vous, mais le cœur éprouve
le plaisir dans les flammes, pas la douleur.
Douces et chères paroles,
vous me blessez, vous, mais le sein éprouve
non pas la douleur dans la plaie, mais le plaisir.
Ô miracle d'Amour !
L'âme qui est toute en feu et toute en sang
Ne ressent aucune douleur,ne meurt ni ne languit.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Ridolfo Arlotti (1546 - 1613) GER
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, Claudio Monteverdi. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2013-02-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
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Word count: 63