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Bella porta di rubini Ch'apri il varco ai dolci accenti, Se nei risi peregrini Scopri perle rilucenti, Tu d'amor dolce aura spiri, Refrigerio a miei martiri. Vezzosetta e fresca rosa, Umidetto e dolce labbro, Ch'hai la manna rugiadosa Sul bellissimo cinabro, Non parlar ma ridi e taci: Sien gli accenti i nostri baci.
- sometimes misattributed to Alberto Donini
- possibly by Andrea Falconieri (1585 - 1656) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936), "Bella porta di rubini", P. 71 (1906), from Cinque Canti All'antica, no. 4.
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- ENG English (Barbara Miller) , "Beautiful portal of rubies", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Beautiful portal of rubies That opens the way to sweet words, That in the wandering laughter Uncovers shining pearls, You breath the sweet breeze of love, Refreshment to my sufferings. Caressing and fresh rose, Moist and sweet lip, You have the dewy manna On your very beautiful cinnabar, Do not speak, but laugh and be silent; May our kisses be the words.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2005 by Barbara Miller, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) misattributed to Alberto Donini
- a text in Italian (Italiano) possibly by Andrea Falconieri (1585 - 1656)