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Priego ad Amore

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Pietosissimo Amore
tu mai non abbandoni
chi ti consacra riverente il core
chi cieco ti figura
chi nudo chi bendato
chi di saette armato
non provò tua dolcissima natura
morir ne morir mai
languir ma per un poco
e gloria del tuo foce
Vieni deh vieni à noi
vieni gioia dell'alme
spargi spargi benigno i doni tuoi
e d'un cortese affetto
alla Barbara mia feconda il petto.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Prière à l'amour", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09

Line count: 15
Word count: 67

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Prière à l'amour

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Amour plein de pitié
tu n'abandonnes jamais
celui qui te consacre respectueusement son cœur.
Celui qui te voit aveugle, 
nu, les yeux bandés,
armé de flèches
m'a pas testé ta si douce nature.
Mourir, ne jamais mourir,
languir, mais un peu,
c'est la gloire de ton feu.
Viens, oh, viens à nous,
viens, joie de mon âme
verse, verse avec bienveillance tes dons
et d'une affection amicale
de ma Barbara féconde le cœur.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giulio Strozzi (1583 - 1660)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barbara Strozzi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-06-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-15 10:32:14

Line count: 15
Word count: 73