Title: Amarilli, mia bella     Amaryllis, my beautiful

  • Music by  Giulio Caccini
  • Text attributed to Giovanni Battista Guarini
  • NYSSMA Level 6
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Below you will find PDFs of Amarilli mia bella in appropriate keys. For NYSSMA you will have to have original (not these) copies in a printed book. Until then, feel free to use these.

*as F Minor is for both Bass 1 and 2, I would recommend a singer to enter as a Bass 2 as there is generally less competition in this voice category.

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Amarilli, mia bella

Non credi, o del mio cor, dolce desio,

D'esser tu l'amor mio?

Credilo pur, e se timor t'assale,

Prendi questo mio strale,

Aprimi il petto e vedrai scritto in core:

Amarilli, Amarilli, Amarailli รจ il mio amore.

("Dubitar non ti vale" may be used as a more polite alternative to "Prendi questo mio strale"

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Amaryllis, my beautiful one

Don't you believe me, of my hearts sweet desire

That you are my love?

Believe it, and if fears attack you

of my love do not doubt.

Take this arrow, open my chest, and there you'll see written

Amaryllis, Amaryllis,

Amaryllis is my love!

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 This is one of the most beautiful and haunting rendition of Amarilli.  It marries the baroque style with the expressiveness we find in versimo perfectly

Cecilia Bartoli, Mezzo Soprano

I recently discovered this singer.  He was considered the 'Soviet Sinatra" and this video shows a beautiful rendition in a more classical style than some of his other selections you will find on youtube.

Muslim Magomaev, Baritone

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Transcription of Amarilli in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) at ipanow.com

Recmusic.org's page for Amarilli