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Language: Italian (Italiano)

Non senti tu ne l'aria
il profumo che spande Primavera?
Non senti tu ne l'anima 
il suon de nova voce lusinghiera? 
È l'April! È la stagion d'amore! 
Deh! vieni, o mia gentil 
su' prati'n fiore!

Il piè trarrai fra mammole,
avrai su'l petto rose e cilestrine,
e le farfalle candide
t'aleggeranno intorno al nero crine.
È l'April! È la stagion d'amore!
Deh! vieni, o mia gentil 
su' prati'n fiore!

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER SPA

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Submitted by John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Thomas Ang) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Danilo Serrano) , title 1: "Abril", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Susanne Staudinger) , title 1: "April", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:44

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

No sientes en el aire
El perfume que exhala la primavera?
¿No sientes en el alma
el sonido de una nueva y alegre voz?
¡Es Abril! Es la estación del amor!
¡Ven, oh amada mia,
A los prados en flor!
Caminarás entre violetas
Llevarás en el pecho rosas azuladas
Y las cándidas mariposas
Revolotearán en torno a tu cabello negro.
¡Es Abril! Es la estación del amor!
¡Ven, oh amada mia,
A los prados en flor!

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:27

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Word count: 76