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Qual dolcezza giamai

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Qual dolcezza giamai
Di canto di sirena
Involò i sensi e l'alma chi l'udiro
Che di quella non sia minor assai
Che con la voce angelica e divina
Desta nei cor la bella Pecorina1
A la dolce harmonia si fa serena
L'aria, s'acqueta il mar, taccion' i venti,
Et si rallegra il ciel di giro in giro
I santi angeli intenti
Chinand' in questa part' il vago viso
S'obliand' ogni piacer del paradiso
Et ella in tant' honore
Dice con lieto suon: Qui regn' Amore.

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1 i.e. the singer Polissena Pecorina.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Text added to the website: 2004-06-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
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Word count: 85

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