by Ridolfo Arlotti (1546 - 1613)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Luci serene e chiare
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
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.

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1 Adolphe, Monteverdi: "prov'il", passim.
2 Adolphe, Monteverdi: "ne la"
3 Adolphe, Monteverdi: "ch'è"
4 Monteverdi: "sange"
5 Monteverdi: "strugg'e"
6 Adolphe: "mor' e"; Monteverdi: "muor e"

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Bruce Adolphe) , "Eyes serene and clear", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Yeux sereins et clairs", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Heitere, funkelnde Augen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-10-09 15:11:39
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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.

Authorship

  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2013-02-28 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 9
Word count: 63