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Caccini: Amarilli mia bella

with David Tayler of Voices of Music

The solo song, Amarilli mia bella, from Caccini's "Nuove Musiche" (Florence, 1602), performed by Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist, soprano, and David Tayler, archlute. 

Amarilli, my beautiful
Do you not believe, my heart's desire that it is you I love?
Believe it, and should a shadow of doubt appear—doubt not, 
Take this arrow and open my heart, and written inside you will see
"Amarilli is my love."

Luigi Rossi: Orfeo Act III

Accademia d'Amore

MUSIC

For pity’s sake, extinguish my sight. Tears, where are you?
Now that my heart has become an immense mine of infinite sorrow,
Flow forth in a huge flood, and take the place in my heart of those
Pains and anguishes that are reborn over and over again.
Tears, where are you?

(For full translation of the scene, click the youtube link)

John Dowland: Flow my Tears

with David Tayler of Voices of Music

Dowland's signature song, "Flow my tears, fall from your springs," performed by Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist, soprano, and David Tayler, archlute.
Dowland's song, also known as "Lachrimae", which means "tears" in Latin, was the most famous English song of the early 17th century.

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