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Amor dormiglione

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Amor, non dormir più!
Su, su, svegliati omai,
che mentre dormi tu
dormon le gioie mie, vegliano i guai.
Non esser, non esser, Amor, dappoco!
Strali, strali, foco,
strali, strali, su, su,
foco, foco, su, su!

O pigro o tardo
tu non hai senso,
Amor melenso
Amor codardo!
Ahi quale io resto
che nel mio ardore
tu dorma Amore:
mancava questo!

English

Sleepyhead Cupid

Cupid, no more sleeping!
Up, up, wake up right now,
for while you sleep
my joys sleep, troubles are wakeful.
Don’t be useless, Cupid!
Arrows, arrows, fire,
arrows, arrows, get up, get up,
fire, fire, get up, get up!

Oh you idle laggard,
you've got no sense!
Foolish Cupid,
cowardly Cupid,
ah, what can I do?
In spite of all my ardor
you slumber:
that’s all I need!

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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Amor Dormiglione

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  • A Golden Treasury of Renaissance Music (Currently Out of Print)

    Musica Secreta, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano

    Amon Ra (2000) [Vinyl Record]

    • Track #10 - Amor dormiglione, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:12]
  • Arie, Cantate e Lamenti

    Ensemble Incantato, Mona Spägele, soprano

    CPO (1998) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormit più, Op 2 (S, vlg, hps) [3:02]
  • Arie, Lamenti e Cantate

    Susanne Rydén, soprano, Musica Fiorita

    Harmonia Mundi (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #4 - Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:30]
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  • Baroque Pearls

    Parels Ensemble

    Amadeus Arte (2020) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #8 - Amor dormiglione (elab. Leonardo Schiavo), Op 2 (arranged for saxophones, harp, double bass, accordion, percussion, and voices) [2:59]
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  • Cantate e Ariette a Voce Solo

    Natacha Ducret, soprano, Ensemble la Commedia del Mondo

    Cascavelle (2002) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:53]
  • Glenda Simpson Sings Barbara Strozzi (Currently Out of Print)

    Glenda Simpson, soprano, Camerata of London, Penelope Cave, harpsichord, Barry Mason, chitarrone/baroque guitar, Richard Boothby, bass viol

    Hyperion (1989) [Audio CD, DVD]

    • Track #5 - Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [4:26]
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  • Italian Seicento Love Songs

    Sentieri di neve e foco

    Cromata, Nicki Kennedy, soprano, Arno Peck, Chitarrone, Eligio Quinteiro, chitarrone, Giulia Nuti, harpsichord

    CRC [Audio CD]

    • Amor dormiglione, Op 2 (S, hpsc, chitarrone)
  • La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

    The vocal music of Barbara Strozzi

    Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts, soprano, Mary Nichols, alto, Kasia Elsner, theorbo, John Toll, harpsichord, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano

    Amon Ra (1994) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, theorbo) [2:16]
  • La Virtuosissima Cantatrice

    Virtuoso and Bel Canto Masterpieces for Female Voice ( selections from other CD)

    Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts, soprano, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano, Mary Nichols, alto, John Toll, harpsichord, Kasia Elsner, theorbo

    Amon Ra (2018) [Audio CD]

    • Track #11 - Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, th) [2:16]
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  • Lagrime Mie

    Tomomi Nakamaru, soprano, Akiko Sato, archlute

    Auretta (2009) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, lute)
  • Metamorfosi - Baroque Impressions

    Constantinople Ensemble, Suzie Le Blanc, soprano

    Analekta (2014) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [3:25]
  • Music of Ladies of the French and Italian Baroque

    Ensemble 44

    Ensemble 44 (2011) [Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:43]
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  • O Dulcis Amor

    La Villanella Basel, Heike Pichler-Trosits, soprano

    Ramee (2005) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:42]
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    stradivarius (2014) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, th) [3:01]
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    Cecilia's Circle, Janet Youngdahl, soprano, Vivian Montgomery, harpsichord/organ, Catherine Bott, soprano, Benjamin Katz, harpsichord/organ, Elizabeth Kenny, theorbo, Julia McKenzie, violin

    Centaur (2019) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [3:18]
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    Maria Jonas, soprano, Stephan Rath, theorbo

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  • The Gentle Muse (Currently Out of Print)

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    Jane Edwards, soprano, Erin Helyard, Marshall McGuire

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    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc)
  • The Secret Lover

    Tenet, Jolle Greenleaf, soprano, Molly Quinn, soprano, Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano

    Avie (2016) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:26]
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    Catherine Bott, soprano, Paula Chateauneuf, chitarrone/baroque guitar, Timothy Roberts, harpsichord, Frances Kelly, harp

    Carlton (1997) [Digital / MP3]

    • Amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:26]
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  • Toutes les Nuits

    Mattea Musso, soprano

    Acqua Records (2017) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #16 - amor dormiglione - Amor, non dormir più, Op 2 (S, bc) [2:37]
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    five centuries of song

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