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Dialogo in partenza

Duet originally for Soprano and Alto, with basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

SOPRANO:
Anima del mio core,
Tu parti?

ALTO:
Io parto.

SOPRANO:
E prenderatti, o Dio,
Dimmi, un picciolo oblio
Giamai del nostro amore?

ALTO:
Fonte della mia vita,
Tu resti

SOPRANO:
Io resto.

ALTO:
E dubitar potrai,
In si dura partita,
Della mia fede mai?

SOPRANO:
No, no, la nostra gelosia si spenga.

ALTO:
Sì, sì, rasciuga quei begli occhi mesti.

SOPRANO: & ALTO:
E dove andar (restar) potrò che tu
non venga (resti),
S’hanno la stanza usata
I nostri cuor cangiata?

ALTO:
Mentre parto, o mio bene,
Il mio qui resta.

SOPRANO:
E ’l mio teco sen viene.
Mentre resto, o mia speme,
Il tuo qui resta.

ALTO:
E ’l tuo meco sen viene.

Poet:
Giulio Strozzi
English

Dialog at Departure

SOPRANO:
Soul of my heart,
you're leaving?

ALTO:
I'm leaving.

SOPRANO:
And will you take with you, oh God,
tell me, a small remembrance
forever of our love?

ALTO:
Source of my life,
you remain?

SOPRANO:
I remain.

ALTO:
And will you ever doubt,
in such harsh separation,
of my constancy?

SOPRANO:
No, no, let our jealousy be subdued.

ALTO:
Yes, yes, dry those beautiful sad eyes.

SOPRANO & ALTO:
And where could I go (remain) that
you would not be with me,
since we have
exchanged our hearts forever?

ALTO:
Although I leave, oh my love,
my heart remains here.

SOPRANO:
And mine goes with you.
Although I remain, oh my trust,
yours remains here.

ALTO:
And yours comes with me.

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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  • Barbara Strozzi: Il Primo de Madrigali

    Orlando di Lasso Ensemble

    Thorofon Records (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Disc #2 / Track #3 - Dialogo in partenza (SA, chitarrone, hps) [4:22]
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    Musique italienne du XVIIe siècle de compositeurs féminins

    La Primavera, Clémence Comte, soprano, Johannette Zomer, soprano, Robert Expert, alto

    Ligia Digital (2003) [Audio CD]

    • Dialogo in partenza - Anima del mio core, Op 1 (S, A, bc) [3:41]
  • 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]

    • Dialogo in partenza - Anima del mio core, Op 1 (SA, hpsc, th) [4:43]
  • Primo Libro de' Madrigali

    La Venexiana

    Cantus (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Dialogo in partenza - Anima del mio core, Op 1 (SA, bc) [3:47]
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