|Source title||Entonase a boz en la segunda el primero traste.|
|Title in contents||Y tene al hombra. Letra de Sanazaro.|
|Text incipit||I tene al ombra|
Length (compases) 23
Difficulty not specified
Vocal notation texted staff notation
Setting of the second eclogue of L’Arcadia by Neapolitan poet Jacopo Sannazaro. L’Arcadia was composed c.1480 and publisehd in Naples in 1504. Mudarra sets only the first three of the 147 verses of the eclogue, a dialogue between Montano and Uranio, that commences with 62 verses from Montano. The poetry is set in endecasyllabic lines, with very few irregularities, and principally in tercets, so it would be possible to sing the entire words of Montano to Mudarra’s music in the manner of a romance.
I tene a l'ombra de gli ameni faggi,
pasciute pecorelle, ormai che'l sole
sul mezzo giorno indrizza i caldi raggi.
In chains in the shadow of the pleasant beeches,
well-fed sheep upon whom the midday sun
already directs its warm rays.