The Masses of Gregorio Allegri Part 4 — Luca Marenzio (±1553-1599): Che fa oggi il mio sole

The Italian composer and singer Luca Marenzio was most famous for his madrigals and his gift for ‘word painting’. His five-part madrigal ‘Che fa oggi il mio sole‘ was the inspiration for Gregorio Allegri’s Mass setting the ‘Missa Che fa oggi il mio sole’ (which I’ll be posting tomorrow). It’s a striking and very beautiful work. Enjoy :-).

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Text &Translation:  Che fa oggi il mio sole

Italian textEnglish translation
Che fa oggi il mio sole,
Che fa il mio canto e il suono,
Che non cantan di lei la gloria el nome?
Or queste mie viole
e questi fior gli dono,
Che ne facci corona a le sue chiome.
What does today my sun,
what does my song and music,
if they sing not of her glory and name?
Now I give her these my violets
and these flowers that she may make a crown of them for her hair.
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