A madrigal for 2 soprano and bass voices with basso continuo.
Lovers, what do you say?
Sigh, run away, cry, mourn.
Do what you know.
Nothing turns luck or destiny into love.
Alas, the unlucky is always unhappy.
This score extracted from a cantata was published in France in a collection published by Ballard in 1701. It was indeed customary at this time to add to serious tunes (or to drinking songs) secular music in Italian.
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