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Translation... I vostr’ acuti dardi

Hello everyone!
 
I am currently looking at "I vostr' acuti dardi" by Phillippe Verdelot for my chamber choir.
 
I'm having the worst time trying to research this piece's translation (lyrics below)... even though I thought it was pretty standard repertoire. Can anyone help?
 
Sincerely,
J.P. Kentros
 
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I vostr’ acuti dardi mi fan;
 
Ahi me
 
Madonna si languire
 
Ch’io son giunt’al morire;
 
Non piu veloci son ma ben si tardi
 
I passi ch’acquetavan’ il mio core
 
Ond’ io, lasso! Son fore
 
Da desiati vostri dolci sguardi
 
E pur convien ch’io guardi
 
Il duol; ah dio! Ch’io sento
 
Che mai saro contento
 
Replies (3): Threaded | Chronological
on September 15, 2015 12:28pm
You'll find it at
 
I added this link to Musica database (www.musicanet.org) as well where it will be accessible with a direct link in a few days
Jean
Applauded by an audience of 1
on September 15, 2015 2:09pm
Hello J.P.,
Please see below.  I have rearranged and repunctuated the Italian, and fixed/modernized the spelling in a few places.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Marty Morell
www.italianmadrigal.com
 
I vostr’ acuti dardi
Mi fan, ahimè, Madonna sì languire,
Ch’io son giunt’ al morire;
Non più veloci son ma ben sì tardi
I passi ch’acquetavan il mio core,
Ond’io, lasso! son fore
Da’ desiati vostri dolci sguardi;
E pur convien ch’io guardi
Il duol, ah dio! ch’io sento:
Ché mai sarò contento.
 
Those sharp darts (of your eyes),
Alas, make me, my lady, languish so
That I am arrived at death’s door;
No longer swift, but rather so slow,
Are your steps, which used to calm my heart,
So that, alas, I am deprived
Of your yearned-for sweet glances;
Yet it is meet that I regard
The pain, O God, that I feel,
For ne’er shall I be content.  
Applauded by an audience of 2
on September 16, 2015 6:58am
Marty!
 
Thank you so much! So much clearer now. My students and I send our thanks!
 
Sincerely,
J.P. Kentros
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