Bel piacere è godere
Language: Italian (Italiano)
Bel piacere è godere,
È godere fido amor!
Questo fà contento il core.
Di bellezza non s'apprezza
Se non vien d'un fido core.
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Submitted by Kevin Findlan and Andrew Schneider [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):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A great pleasure it is to enjoy", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2004-04-28.
Last modified: 2018-04-02 12:58:58
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A great pleasure it is to enjoy
Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)
A great pleasure it is
to enjoy a faithful love!
This suffices to make the heart happy.
Beauty's splendor is no welcome guest
if it comes not from a faithful heart.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Vincenzo Grimani (1655? - 1710)
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Friedrich Händel. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2018-04-04.
Last modified: 2018-04-04 10:25:27
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