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In questa tomba oscura

Language: Italian (Italiano)

In questa tomba oscura
   Lasciami riposar;
Quando vivevo, ingrata,
   Dovevi a me pensar.

Lascia che l'ombre ignude
  Godansi pace almen
E non, e non bagnar mie ceneri
  D'inutile velen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GER IRI SPA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In deze donkere tombe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In this dark tomb", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Giuletta Lappo) , "En cette tombe obscure", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Vivian St. Claire) , "En esta tumba oscura déjame reposar", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23
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Word count: 29

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En esta tumba oscura déjame reposar

Language: Spanish (Español) after the Italian (Italiano)

En esta tumba oscura 
déjame reposar
Cuando estaba vivo, ingrata,
debías haber pensado en mí

Deja al menos que los fantasmas desnudos
disfruten su paz
Y no bañes mis cenizas 
de inútil veneno.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giuseppe Carpani (1752 - 1825) DUT ENG FRE GER IRI
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bonifazio Asioli, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Cherubini, Carl Czerny, Franz Danzi, Adalbert Gyrowetz, Leopold Antonín Koželuh, Franz Xaver Mozart, Ferdinando Paër, Stefano Pavesi, Vincenzo Righini, Ján Josef Rösler, Antonio Salieri, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Joseph Weigl, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2005-12-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
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Word count: 33