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Altri canti di Marte

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Altri canti di Marte, e di sua schiera
Gli arditi assalti, e l'honorate imprese,
Le sanguigne vittorie, e le contese,
I trionfi di morte horrida, e fera.

Io canto, Amor, da questa tua guerriera
Quant'hebbi a sostener mortali offese,
Com'un guardo mi vinse, un crin mi prese:
Historia miserabile, ma vera.

Due begli occhi fur l'armi, onde traffitta
Giacque, e di sangue invece amaro pianto
Sparse lunga stagion l'anima afflitta.

Tu, per lo cui valor la palma, e'l vanto
Hebbe di me la mia nemica invitta,
Se desti morte al cor, dà vita al canto.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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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) , "D'autres chantent de Mars", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:40

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Mögen andere von Mars und seinem Heere...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Mögen andere von Mars und seinem Heere singen,
kühnen Attacken und seinen Ruhmestaten,
von blut’gen Siegen und von Streiten,
Triumphen des grausigen, grimmigen Tods.

Ich singe, Liebe, von der Kriegerin dein,
musst ich mich doch gegen tödlichen Ansturm behaupten,
wie ein Blick mich besiegte und Haarschopf mich einnahm:
klägliche Geschichte, doch wahr.

Zwei schöne Augen waren die Waffen, von denen durchbohrt
meine Seele sich fand, und statt Blutes hat sie, betrübt,
lange Zeit bittere Tränen vergossen.

Du, durch dessen Stärke mein unbezwingbarer Feind
den Ruhm und den Sieg über mich erfuhr,
gäbst meinem Herzen du den Tod, gib meinem Lied das Leben.

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Text added to the website: 2019-03-19 00:00:00.

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