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Posto che dall'aspetto si' allungato

ballata by Francesco Landini


Florence: Biblioteca Medicea-Laurenziana, Palatino 87 (Squarcialupi Codex), fol. 154 (3/2); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Panciatichiano 26, fol. 35 (3/2);
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds italien 568, fol. 88v-89 (3/2).


1. Il codice musicale Panciatichi 26 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, facsimile edition by F. Alberto Gallo, Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1981, no. 66 (FP).
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. 276.
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. 275.
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. 156.

Text Editions

CORSI, Giuseppe. Poesie musicali del Trecento, Bologna: Commissione per i testi di lingua, 1970, p. 214.


FISCHER, Kurt von. 'Text underlay in Landini's ballate for three voices', Current Musicology, 45-47 (1990), p. 182.


Posto che da l'aspetto sie allungato.
dal cor non pu= partirsi amico grato.

E sie qual cagion vuol che 'l volto tolga.
sempre sta ne la mente amico vero.
E benchT separato el corpo dolga.
racordarsi di lui da refrigero.
quando da sT a sT l'uom nel pensero
rassegna e suoi fidati e chi F stato.


A dear friend cannot be parted from one's own heart
even when he is far away from one's sight.

Whatever reason deprives one of his presence.
a true friend is always present to the mind.
And although one may be physically affected by his absence.
to remember him gives one comfort.
whenever one goes in one's mind through all the people one trusted
to see who really was trustworthy.

Text revision and translation © Giovanni Carsaniga

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

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