Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, volume 9 (2003) no. 1
http://www.sscm-jscm.org/v9/no1/calcagno.html
ISSN: 1089-747X

Mauro Calcagno
Monteverdi’s parole sceniche

Text 4
Ottavio Rinuccini, from Prologue to Narciso, ca. 1608

Prologo

(Giulio Romano)

Io che quasi pastor tra questi boschi
a voi davanti, alta Regina, or vegno
son quei ch’al vario suon d’un cavo legno
fo sì dolci sentir gli accenti toschi.

Prologue

(Giulio Romano)

I, who almost as a shepherd in these woods
come, high Queen, in front of you,
am the one who, with the sound of a hollowed wood,
make the Tuscan accents sound so sweet.

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