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Scherza in mar la navicella

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Scherza in mar la navicella
Mentre ride un aura feconda,
Ma se poi fiera procella
Turba il ciel, sconvolge l’onda
Va perduta a naufragar.

Non così questo mio core
Cederà d’un empia sorte
Allo sdegno ed al furore
Che per anco in faccia a morte
Sa da grande trionfar.

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) , "Le petit bateau va joyeusement sur la mer", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-10-15.
Last modified: 2018-10-15 04:52:44
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Word count: 49

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Le petit bateau va joyeusement sur la mer

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

Le petit bateau va joyeusement sur la mer
Tandis que souffle une brise tranquille,
Mais si une terrible tempête
Trouble le ciel, soulève l'onde,
Il est condamné au naufrage.

Mon cœur n'est pas ainsi,
Il ne cédera pas devant un cruel destin,
À l'indignation et la fureur,
Même face à la mort,
Il triomphera fièrement.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Antonio Salvi (1664 - 1724), "Scherza in mar la navicella"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Giuseppe Maria Orlandini. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-10-15.
Last modified: 2018-10-15 05:43:57
Line count: 10
Word count: 55