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Ecco la primavera

ballata by Francesco Landini


Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Palatino 87 (Squarcialupi Codex), fol. 135 (2/2).


Il Codice Squarcialupi edited by F. Alberto GALLO, Lucca: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 1992.


1. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leonard Ellinwood, Cambridge/Massachusetts: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1939, p. 85.
2. Der Squarcialupi-Codex Pal. 87 der Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana zu Florenz, edited by Johannes Wolf and H. Albrecht, Lippstadt: Kistner and Siegel, 1955, p. 228.
3. The Works of Francesco Landini, edited by Leo Schrade, Monaco: Editions de L'Oiseau-Lyre, 1958. Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century IV, p. 58.

Text Editions

1. CORSI, Giuseppe. Rimatori del Trecento, Turin: Unione tipografica editrice torinese, 1969, p. 1064.
2. CORSI, Giuseppe. Poesie musicali del Trecento, Bologna: Commissione per i testi di lingua, 1970, p. 167.


1. GHISI, Federico. 'Gli aspetti musicali della lauda fra il XIV e il XV secolo, prima metÓ', Natalicia Musicologica Knud Jeppesen, edited by Bjorn Hjelmborg and Soren Sorensen, Hafnia: W. Hansen, 1962, p. 55.
2. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Musica e societÓ nel Trecento italiano', L'Ars nova italiana del Trecento III: Certaldo 1969, 1970, p. 20.
3. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Quelques remarques sur les relations entre les Laudesi et les compositeurs florentins du Trecento', L'Ars nova italiana del Trecento III: Certaldo 1969, 1970, p. 251.
4. FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Zum Wort-Ton Problem in der Musik des italienischen Trecento', Festschrift Arnold Geering zum 70. Geburtstag, Bern-Stuttgart: P. Haupt, 1972, pp. 59-60.


1. Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Vol. I. 13th - 15th Centuries, Syntagma Musicum Ensemble, directed by Kees Otten: 2-HMV HQS 1195/6.
2. [Landini's Ecco la Primavera, Renaissance], Joculatores Upsaliensis: BIS-LP-75 (SWE).
3. Early Music in Italy, France and Burgundy, Early Music Studio, directed by Thomas Binkley (1965): Telefunken 6.41068 AS (SAWT 9466).
4. The Seraphim Guide to Renaissance Music, Syntagma Musicum of Amsterdam, directed by Kees Otten (1969): Seraphim SIC-6052 (set 3) (USA).
5. Ecco la Primavera. Florentine Music of the 14th Century, Early Music Consort, directed by David Munrow (1969): Argo ZRG 642 (GB).


Ecco la primavera
che 'l cor fa rallegrare;
temp'F da 'nnamorare
e star con lieta cera.

No' vegiam l'aria e 'l tempo
che pur chiama allegreza;
in questo vago tempo
ogni cosa ha vagheza.
L'erbe con gran frescheza
e fiori copron prati
e gli alberi adornati
sono in simil manera.


Here comes Spring
Which gladdens the heart.
It's time to fall in love
And have a joyful face.

We see the air and the weather
Bringing about good cheer.
In this happy time
Everything has beauty.

The grass with great freshness
And the flowers cover the meadows.
And the trees are adorned
In a like manner.

Text revision and translation © Giovanni Carsaniga

Content Approved by: MMDB Director
Last updated: Wednesday, 19 March 2003

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