Twelve Italian Songs

by Albinoni, Caccini, Caldara, Carissimi, da Gagliano, Giordani, Lotti, Melani, Monteverdi, Pergolese, Pesenti, and Stradella

Arranged by Peter Billam
For guitar accompaniment

© Peter J Billam, 1979
This score may be freely photocopied, and redistributed in paper form. It may be freely performed to live audiences; performing rights are waived. It may not be redistributed in electronic form, and all other rights, such as those of recording and broadcast, remain reserved by the arranger, Peter Billam, GPO Box 669, Hobart TAS 7001, Australia.

This printing 11 April 2006.

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Twelve Italian Songs, for voice and guitar

These arrangements were made when I was a guitarist, accompanying the Swiss tenor Franz Anderegg in the late 1970’s.

Page 3 6 8 10 12 14 15 18 20 22 23 24 Amarilli, Giulio Caccini (1550-1618), from Le nuove musiche di Giulio Caccini detto Romano, Firenze, Marescotti, 1601 Ruscelletto Limpidetto, Tomaso Albinoni (1674-1745), Bibl. del Conservatorio, Firenze. Ms D. 772 I, f. 63−65 Come Raggio de Sol, Antonio Caldara (1670-1716) Vittoria, Vittoria, Giacomo Carissimi, Bibl. Estense, Modena. Ms, Mus. G. 28. Caro mio Ben, Tommaso Giordani Pupille Arciere, Giovanbatista da Gagliano, from Varie Musiche di Giovanbatista da Gagliano, Libro Primo, Venezia, Alessandro Vincenti, 1623 (Espl. Bibl. Naz Firenze) Pur Dicesti, Antonio Lotti Vezzosa Aurora, Alessandro Melani, Biblioteca Laurenziana, Firenze. Ms Ashb 1452, f. 13−16 Nina, attributed to Giovanbatista Pergolese (1710-1736), in fact written by Legrenzio Vicenzo Ciampi (1719 - ?) Lamento D’Arianna, Claudio Monteverdi, Bibl. Naz. Firenze. Ms Cl. XIX, 114, pp. 18−19. Aria dall’ opera Arianna (1608) O Biondetta Lasciavetta, Martino Pesenti, from Arie a voce sola del Signor Martino Pesenti, Libro Terzo, Venezia, Alessandro Vincenti, 1636 (Espl. Bibl. S. Cecilia, Roma, p. 17) Cosi Amor me fai Languir, Alessandro Stradella (1645-1681), from Bibl. Marciana, Venezia. Ms Ital. IV. 466, pp 57−62 or Bibl. Reale, Copenhagen. Ms C I c 530, pp 49−50

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Giulio Caccini Adagio Amarilli − ma − ril − li . non cre − di. . pre − di questo mio stra − le . mia bel − la . Cre − di lo pur e se ti − cresc . dim . . . a − pri m’il pe − to e vedrai scrit − to in co − f arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.pjb. − mor t’as − sa − le .com. del 3 4 4 A mio 4 4 6e en Re cor dol − − ce de − si − o: d’es − − ser tu − l’amor mi − o.au ! . o. .

. A − ma − ril − − li e’il mio a − cresc .4 Amarilli.au ! . a − − prim’ il arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.pjb. ff mp dim .com. − mo − − re ! Cre − − di lo molto rit . . . . . . . mf cresc . . . tempo pur . . Giulio Caccini p mp re : 3 3 A − ma − ril 3 − − − li . pre − ndi que − sto mio stra − le . e se ti − mor t’as − sa − le . A − ma − legato . mf − ril − − − li .

. pp ff dim . . . re . . A − ma − ril − − mf li . Giulio Caccini 5 p pet − − to e vedrai scrit − to in co − re : A − ma − mp − ril − − ri . . A − ma − ril − li e’il mio a − mo − − cresc .pjb.au ! . .Amarilli. 1 f arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam 4 pp 3 Free from www. . tempo − mo − − − − re . .com. A − ma − ril − − li e’l mio a − molto rit . accell .

6 Andante Ruscelletto Limpidetto 0 3 1 3 1 0 3 Tomaso Albinoni 4 3 4 3 2 6 en Re 4 4 1 3 4 0 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 mf Ru − scel − let − to li − mpi − det − to . no . quando I− re − ne a te sen ’ vie − ne . quando I− re − ne a te sen ’ vie − ne . arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.pjb. non la fa così vez − zo − sa .au ! . non la fa così vez − zo − sa . non la fa così vez − zo − za . Ru − scel − − let − to li − mpi − det − to .com.

arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.Ruscelletto Limpidetto.au ! . p FIN Se co − no − sce i pre − gi suo − i con gl’ a −man − ti el − la fi − a po − i più cru − de − le e più ri − tro − sa .com. mf con gl’ a − man − ti el − la fi − a po − i più cru − de − le e più ri − tro − sa . più cru − de − le e più ri − tro − sa . non la fa così vez − zo − za . Tomaso Albinoni 7 p no .pjb.

sf po − sa . . fon − do se − no sta la tem − pe − arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. . mi − te e se − re − no . sovra pla − cidi flut − ti si ri − dim .8 Come Raggio di Sol 3 4 Antonio Caldara Co − me raggio di 3 4 sol . men − − tre del ma − re nel pro − cresc . .com.pjb. Co − me raggio di sol . men − tre del ma − re . .au ! . mi − te e se − re − no .

au ! .pjb.com.Come Raggio di Sol. ga − jo e pa − ca − to . men − tre nel suo se − − gre − to il cor pia − ga − − to s’an − goscia e si marto − ra − − ! arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. Antonio Caldara 9 f − sta a − sco − sa ! Co − sì ri − so ta − ler . di con − − ten − to di gioaj un vol − to in − fio − ra .

. la − grimar più . e sciolta d’A − mo − re la ser − vi − tu . f Gia l’empia a tuoi dan − ni fra stuo − lo di sguardi . . . e sciolta d’A − mo − re la ser − vi − tu . . mio cuo − Giacomo Carissimi 3 4 3 4 6e en Re re ! Non la − grimar più . . Vit − to − ria . .10 Allegro Vittoria. Vit − to − ria .com. tempo . mio cuo − re ! Non rit . . tempo . Vittoria Vit − to − ria . non la − grimar più . .pjb. con arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. Vit − to − ria . e scio − − − − − − − − ta d’A − mo − re la ser − vi − tu . rit . Vit − to − ria . .au ! . Vit − to − ria .

Giacomo Carissimi 11 vezzi bu − giardi di − spose gl’in − gan − ni . non la − grimar più .com. Vit − to − ria . le frodi gliaf − fanni non hanno più lo − co .Vittoria. Vit − to − ria . del crudo suo fuoco e speto l’ar − − do − re ! Vit − to − ria . e sciolta d’A − mo − re la ser − vi − tu . arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.pjb. mio cuo − re ! Non la − grimar più . Vittoria.au ! . . Vit − to − ria . e scio − − − − − − − − ta d’A − mo − re la ser − vi − tu .

. Ca − ro mio ben . p cresc . sen − za di te lan − guisce il cor . sen − za di te lan − gui − sce il cor . .pjb.12 Largetto Caro mio ben 4 1 4 Tommaso Giordani 4 4 1 4 4 1 4 3 4 4 4 2 p Ca − ro mio ben . f Il tuo fe − del so − pira o− gnor . cre − di mi al − men .com. ces − sa cru − arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.au ! .

. . − gor . Tommaso Giordani 13 cresc . . dim . 4 4 4 4 arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. . . Ca − ro mio cresc . ces − sa cru − del tan − ro ri − pp cresc . cre − di mi al − mf p − men .au ! .pjb. del tan − to ri − gor . .com. Ca − ro mio ben . . pp ben .Caro mio ben. tan − to ri − gor . . sen − za di te lan − gui − sche il cor . sen − za di te p lan − gui − sche il cor . cre − di mi al − men .

4 4 reg − gio al − ber chieg − gio me cru − del − lis − − − gio d’A − rce − de si − mi mo anch’ lu − − re . tan − to . mi .14 Allegretto Pupille Arciere Pu O Io − pil − lu − per le ar − ci a − voi cie − re . i − ta .au ! . − men − to . mi . che non ver − sa − più so e tor fo − − − ta men nta − − − te il co to. arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. ro pia − nto .pjb. − a − te . mi vi − ta . o. sen − to pu − lu − gra − pil ci ve − le be tor Giovanbatista da Gagliano 4 4 ne − re . voi Da Pur quel − le − te − me a − v’a − mo e − in se − te .com. io . ma − te . o Di ne e fiu − − − re . che da d’a − tra te mo − − − fig −ge − re .

" si " . quel so − a − ve e ca − ro " si " . il mio pla − cer . o bocca .com. o arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. bocca bel − la . sul D .au ! . che fa tut − to il mio pla − cer . o bocca .Antonio Lotti Pur Dicesti 15 Grazioso 2 4 Pur di − ce − sti . Pur di − ce − sti . bocca bel − la . . o bocca .pjb. bocca bel − la . .

quel so −a − ve e ca − ro " si " .pjb.au ! . quel so − a − ve e ca − ro " si " .16 Pur Dicesti. bocca bel − la . " si " . che fa tut − to il mio pia − cer − − − − . arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. il tr mio pia − cer . quel so − a − ve e ca − ro " si " .com. Antonio Lotti bocca . che fa tut − to il mio pia − cer − − − − . il mio pia − − cer . " si " .

.com. del go − der ! arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.Pur Dicesti. sì rall . Antonio Lotti 17 2a _________ FIN 1a _________ Per o− − nor di sua fa − cel − la con un ba − cio A − mor t’a − − prì .pjb. dol − ce fen − te del go − der ! Ah − − − sul D . . con un ba − cio A −mor t’a − prì . f − − − − .au ! . . .

pjb. Al − ba gen − ti − le .au ! . ti − le . e il pra chè il mon − − to il do è do vi − − − − − − ra. deh . E il pra − to− in do Chè il mon − do è vi − − − − ra. le . Vez − zo − za Au − ro − ra .com. af − fret − ta il sì . af − sor fret − − − − − − gi . deh . ta . arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www.18 Andante Vezzosa Aurora Alessandro Melani 3 4 mp dolce Vez − zo − za Au − Al − ba gen − 3 4 mp − − ro − ra . le . piè . sor −gi .

Alessandro Melani 19 il il pra − to in − do − ra mon − do e vi − le por − tan − sen − za do il −di . deh . Vez −zo − za Au − ro − ra .Vezzosa Aurora. − ti − le . Vez − zo − sa Au − ro − ra . deh .au ! . le . sor af − fret − − gi . pie . deh . af − sor fret − − − − − − gi ! ta ! Vez − zo Al − ba − sa Au − gen − ro − ti − ra . Al − ba gen − ti − le . di te. sor af − fret − − gi ta il sì . Vez − zo − za Au − Al − ba gen − − ro − ra . deh .pjb.com. Al − ba gen − ti − le . ta il sì . ta il sì ! piè ! arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. sor af − fret − − gi . piè .

sve − arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. in let − te se ne sta . che 4 4 Ni − na in let − te se ne sta − −. f Pif − fari . sve − glia − te mia Ni − net − ta . tim − pani f cem − ba − li .au ! .20 Nina 4 4 Tre gior − ni son che Ni − na .com.pjb. che attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolese Ni − na .

sve − glia − te mia Ni − 1a _________________ net − ta . Sve − − glia − te mia Ni − net − ta . ac − ciò non dor − ma più . attributed to Giovanni Battista Pergolese 21 − glia − te mia Ni − net − ta .Nina.pjb. arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. ac − ciò non dor − ma più .com. ac − ciò no dor − ma più − −. _________________ 2a più .au ! . ac − ciò non dor − − ma più .

pjb. la − scia − te mi mo − ri − re ! arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. in cosi f gran mar − ti − re ? La − scia − te mi mori − re .com. la − Claudio Monteverdi scia − te 4 4 6e en Re mi mo − ri − re .au ! .22 Lamento d’Arianna 4 4 La − scia − − te mi mo −ri − re . p E che vo − le − te voi − che mi con − for − te in cosi du − ra sor − te .

au ! .Martino Pesenti Allegretto leggerio O Biondetta Lascivetta 23 4 4 O O O bion − det − ta ru − bel − la Lil − let − ta la − sci − ni − nfa par − go − vet − ta bel − la . ) la. ( lil la. ) pa − sto − rel − la D’a − mor freg − gio Lil − la a − ma − ta tut − ta D’a − mor Lil − la in − bel pre gra − − − la ! gio ! ta ! Se vez − zo − sa . let − ta . ( lil ta. pas − to − rel − nin − fa bel − par − go − let − la. tra − gli a − sto − za ven − te man − te io io io ti ti ti mi − ro . se fe − Se ri − den − te . ) la. ahi − so − spi − 1a. 2a − ro ! ______________________ 3a ______________________ ro ! arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. ( lil − − − la − la − la − 4 4 la. ahi ahi ahi so − spi − ro . mi − ro .com. mi − ro .pjb. pur so − Me − tre in can − ti .

24 Così. e gio . A A − − mor. nel ne . i.au ! . sì . mi mi fai fai la − nguir . co − sì . chi mio non fo a − − co . co − sì . nar . non non e mi mi dai − o chi cio che de − tan − to a − − − si ma − − o. mi mi fai fai la − pe − − − nguir . nar . mor. Amor. e chi mi si con − − strug − vie − ge . pe − nar . pe − nar . chi il mi mio fug be − − ge ne se sac − − guir ciar deg deg − − gio .com. A − A − mor. nel mo . chi mio non fo a − − co ho da mo pur fug − a − arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. mor. me fai languir 6 8 Co − Co − sì . mi mi fai fai Alessandro Stradella la − pe − 6 8 6e en Re − − nguir .pjb. mi fai mi fai la − nguir .

nar . Co − sì . − nar . chi mio non fo a − − co ho da mo pur fug − gir . pe − nar . Amor. mi mi fai fai la − pe − guir . a e chi mi si strug − con − vie − ge .au ! . A − A − mor . nel chi mio non fo a − − co . me fai languir. 1a mi mi fai fai ___________ 2a ___________ la − guir . arrangement (c) 1979 Peter J Billam Free from www. mi mi fai fai la − nguir . − guir . mi mi fai fai la pe − − − guir . mi mi fai fai la − pe − − nguir .pjb.com. pe − nar . mor . Alessandro Stradella 25 − − gir . Co − sì . ne . − nar . nel mo . − nar . a − mor .Così. mor .

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