Rinaldo

Opera by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)

Word count: 851

?. Lascia ch'io pianga la cruda sorte [sung text checked 1 time]

Lascia ch'io pianga
mia cruda sorte,
E che sospiri la libertà!

Il duol infranga queste ritorte
de' miei martiri 
sol per pietà.

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  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Nathan Haskell Dole)
  • ENG English [singable] (Harrison Millard)
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Laß mich mit Tränen mein Loos beklagen", first published 18-?

Research team for this text: Harry Joelson , Maryanna Morthensen

?. Lasst mir die Klage [sung text checked 1 time]

Lasst mir die Klage, 
lasst mir den Schmerz,
dass ich sie trage,
still himmelwärts!
Wehrt nicht der Tränen 
ewigem Lauf,
weckt doch all' Sehnen 
Vergang'nes nicht auf.

Schweiget vom Glücke,
hab' es gekannt,
aber dem Blicke,
so schnell es entschwand!
Morgenstern scheinet 
spät wohl und früh,
Sonne vereinet,
saht ihr ihn noch nie.

Lasst mir die Klage,
lasst mir den Schmerz,
dass ich sie trage,
still himmelwärts!
Bin so geschieden
vom Glück der Welt:
Lieb' ist hienieden
mit Leiden umstellt.

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Based on

Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

. Cara sposa [sung text checked 1 time]

Cara sposa, amante cara,
Dove sei?
Deh! Ritorna a' pianti miei!
Del vostro Erebo sull'ara,
Colla face dello sdegno
Io vi sfido, o spirti rei!

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)
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. Venti, turbini [sung text checked 1 time]

Venti, turbini, prestate
Le vostre ali a questo piè!
Cieli, numi, il braccio armate
Contro chi pena mi diè!

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)
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. Abbrugio, avampo e fremo [sung text checked 1 time]

Abbrugio, avampo e fremo
Di sdegno e di furor.

Spero, ma sempre temo
D'un infernal error.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)
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. Vo' far guerra, e vincer voglio [sung text checked 1 time]

Vo' far guerra, e vincer voglio,
Collo sdegno chi m'offende
Vendicar i torti miei.

Per abbatter quel orgoglio,
Ch'il gran foco i sen m'accende,
Saran meco gli stessi dei.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 [ strings, oboes, harpsichord, and soprano voice ]
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Ah, crudel [sung text checked 1 time]

Recitativo accompagnato
Dunque i lacci d'un volto,
Tante gioie promesse,
Li spaventi d'inferno,
Forza n'avran per arrestar quel crudo?
E tu il segui, o mio core!
Fatto trofeo d'un infelice amore!
No! si svegli 'l furore,
Si raggiunga l'ingrato,
Cada a' miei piè svenato! Ohimè! Che fia?
Uccier l'alma mia?
Ah! Debole mio petto,
A un traditor anco puoi dar ricetto?
Su, su, furie , ritrovate
Nova sorte di pena e di flagello!
S'uccida, sì… ah!, ch'è troppo bello!

Aria:

Ah! crudel,
Il pianto mio
Deh! Ti mova per pietà!

O infedel,
Al mio desio
Proverai la crudeltà.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), alternate title: "Dunque i lacci d'un volto", HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ 2 oboes, bassoon, strings, soprano voice, continuo ]
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Cor ingrato, ti rammembri [sung text checked 1 time]

Cor ingrato, ti rammembri,
E non scoppi di dolor?

Ma se stupido rassembri,
Ti risvegli il mio furor!

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ soprano voice and continuo ]
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Col valor, colla virtù [sung text checked 1 time]

Col valor, colla virtù
Or si vada a trionfar.

Dall'indegna servitù
L'alta prole io vo' ritrar.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
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. Al trionfo del nostro furore [sung text checked 1 time]

Al trionfo del nostro furore
Or corriamo que' mostri a legar.

Che poi, caro/cara, questo core
Dolce premio ti vuol dar!

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ 2 oboes, bassoon, strings, soprano and bass voices, continuo ]
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. Molto voglio, molto spero [sung text checked 1 time]

Molto voglio, molto spero
Nulla devo dubitar.

Di mia forza all'alto impero
Saprò il mondo assoggettar.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ oboe, strings, and soprano voice ]
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Augelletti, che cantate [sung text checked 1 time]

Augelletti, che cantate,
Zefiretti che spirate
Aure dolci intorno a me,
Il mio ben dite dov'e!

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ piccolo, 2 flutes or recorders, strings, soprano voice ]
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Siam prossimi al porto [sung text checked 1 time]

Siam prossimi al porto,
Per prender conforto
Al nostro penar.

Ch'il cor si consoli,
Il duolo s'involi
Da chi sa sperar.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Il vostro maggio [sung text checked 1 time]

Il vostro maggio
De' bei verdi anni,
O cori amanti,
Sempre costanti
Sfiorate in amore!

Né un falso raggio
D'onor v'affanni,
Che sol beato
Chi amante amato
Possede un bel core.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
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. Il tricerbero umiliato [sung text checked 1 time]

Il tricerbero umiliato
Al mio brando renderò,

E d'Alcide l'alto fato
Colà giù rinoverò.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
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. Mio cor, che mi sai dir? [sung text checked 1 time]

Mio cor, che mi sai dir?
O vincer, o morir,
Sì, sì, t'intendo!

Se la mia gloria freme,
Sol da una bella speme
Io pace attendo.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Sorge nel petto [sung text checked 1 time]

Sorge nel petto
Certo diletto
Che bella calma
Promette al cor.

Sarà il contento,
Doppo gran stento
Coglier la palma
Del nostro ardor.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. È un incendio fra due venti [sung text checked 1 time]

È un incendio fra due venti,
Fra due fiamme questo cor.

Ha di gloria gli alimenti,
Lo nodrisce un fermo amor.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Di Sion nell'alta sede [sung text checked 1 time]

Di Sion nell'alta sede
La virtute ed il valore
Oggi solo si vedrà.

Ch'alfin nobile mercede
D'alma grande, nobil core,
È una bella felicità.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Or la tromba in suon festante [sung text checked 1 time]

Or la tromba in suon festante
Mi richiama a trionfar.

Qual guerriero e qual amante,
Gloria e amor mi vuol bear.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ 4 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, strings, soprano voice, continuo ]
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. Solo dal brando [sung text checked 1 time]

Solo dal brando,
Dal senno solo.
Della vittoria
Nasce il piacer.

Ma un cor amando
Ferma il suo volo,
Né della gloria
Cura il pensier.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Vinto è sol della virtù [sung text checked 1 time]

Vinto è sol della virtù
Degli affetti il reo livor.

E felice è sol qua giù
Chi dà meta a un vano cor.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

. Andate, o forti [sung text checked 1 time]

Andate, o forti,
Fra stragi e morti
Senza timore
Or colà su!
Ch'omai v'è guida,
Compagna fida,
Tra quell'horrore
Fatal virtù.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ alto voice and continuo ]
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. Basta, che sol tu chieda [sung text checked 1 time]

Basta, che sol tu chieda,  
per ottener da me,
bocca amorosa.

Solo, che il cor ti veda,
tutto si perde in te,
guancia vezzosa.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7
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. Parolette, vezzi e sguardi [sung text checked 1 time]

Almirena:
Parolette, vezzi e sguardi,
Son di donna i forti dardi
Per combatter’ ogni cor.

Con tal armi cadde Alcide,
Così adesso Amor m’arride
Per far schiavo un vincitor.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711 [ soprano and orchestra ], Werke, Breitkopf & Härtel, Lepizig, 1896
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1. Sovra balze scoscesi e pungenti [sung text checked 1 time]

Sovra balze scoscesi e pungenti
Il suo tempio la gloria sol ha.

Né fra gioie, piaceri e contenti
I bei voti ad apprender si va.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Only atop steep and sharp crags", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

2. Combatti da forte, che fermo il mio sen [sung text checked 1 time]

Combatti da forte, che fermo il mio sen
Piacer ti prepara, contenti d'ognor.

Con face di gloria bell'iri seren
Adesso risplenda nell'alto tuo cor.

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Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

3. Ogni indugio d'un amante [sung text checked 1 time]

Ogni indugio d'un amante
È una pena acerba e ria.

Il timore sempre lo sferza,
La speranza seco scherza,
Or lo prova l'alma mia.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Any delays to a lover's repose", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

4. Sulla ruota di fortuna [sung text checked 1 time]

Sulla ruota di fortuna
Va girando la speranza.

Ma se un cor virtute aduna,
Gl'è sol base la costanza.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Upon Fortune's wheel", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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5. Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto [sung text checked 1 time]

Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto,
E latrar vorace Scilla,
Parmi udir d'intorno a me.

Rio velen mi serpe in petto,
Né ancor languida favilla
Di timor, pena mi diè.

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6. No, no, che quest'alma [sung text checked 1 time]

No, no, che quest'alma
Scontenti non dà,
Con placida calma
Giovare sol sa.

Ch'e grande il diletto
D'un nobile petto,
Ch'a gloria sen va.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "No, no, this soul", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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7. Vieni o cara, a consolarmi [sung text checked 1 time]

Vieni o cara, a consolarmi
Con un sguardo tuo seren!

Il tuo volto può bearmi,
E scacciar il duol dal sen.

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Come, o dearest, to console me", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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8. Furie terribili! [sung text checked 1 time]

Furie terribili!
Circondatemi,
Sequidatemi
Con faci orribili!

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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Ye dreaded furies!", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]