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Mentre vaga Angioletta

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Mentre vaga Angioletta
Ogni anima gentil cantando alletta,
Corre il mio core, e pende
Tutto dal suon del suo soave canto;
E non so come intanto
Musico spirto prende
Fauci canore, e seco forma e finge
Per non usata via
Garrula, e maestrevole armonia.
Tempra, d'arguto suon pieghevol voce,
E la volve, e la spinge
Con rotti accenti, e con ritorti giri
Qui tarda, e là veloce;
E tall'hor mormorando
In basso, e mobil suono, ed alternando
Fughe, e riposi, e placidi respiri,
Hor la sospende, e libra,
Hor la preme, hor la rompe, hor la raffrena;
Hor la saetta, e vibra,
Hor in giro la mena,
Quando con modi tremuli, e vaganti,
Quando fermi, e sonanti.
Così cantando e ricantando, il core,
O miracol d'amore,
E' fatto un usignolo,
E spiega già per non star mesto il volo.

Submitted by John Versmoren


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 between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:31
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