T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF M U S I C
MAY 21) 1957, at 8-300'CLOCK
SKINNER RECITAL HALL
THE MADRIGAL GROUP
DONALD M. PEARSON, conductor
KAREN RANUNG McCOMB, soprano
Canzonettc a tre voci Claudio Monteverdi
Raggi, dov'& il mio bene
Rays, where is my happiness? Give me no more sorrow, that I
may sing of sweet consolation: These are the eyes that give me life.
Suns, let not your fire burn me in caprice, that I may sing all the
time: These are the eyes where love dwells.
Corse a la morte i1 povero Narciso
Poor Narcissus ran to his death at the sight of his own face, and
1, seeing your beautiful face, 19y to live in paradise.
0 beautiful face, 0 sun of every mortal, have pity on my great
misfortune. Since you are the sole cause of this fate I fly to you to die.
Hor, care canzonette
Now, dear songs, you will go safely, joyfully singing and always
thanking him who will listen, kissing his hand without speaking.
0 my sweet songs, you will go alone, always thanking him who
will sing to you. And if you want pardon for your error, ask for it.