Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie

Oratorio by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

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. Veni, veni [sung text checked 1 time]

Veni, veni, me sequere fida
Abra amata,
sponso orbata.
Turtur gemo ac spiro in te.
Dirae sortis tu socia confida
debellata
sorte ingrata,
sociam laetae habebis me.

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. Nil arma, nil bella [sung text checked 1 time]

Nil arma, nil bella, 
Nil fiamma furoris 
Si cor bellatoris 
Est cadens in se. 

Si pugnat sperando, 
Iam virtus pugnando 
Vigescit in spe.

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. Armatae face et anguibus [sung text checked 1 time]

Armatae face et anguibus 
A caeco regno squallido 
Furoris sociae barbari
Furiae venite ad nos. 

Morte, flagello, stragibus 
Vindictam tanti funeris 
Irata nostra pectora 
Duces docete vos.

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. In somno profundo [sung text checked 1 time]

In somno profundo
Si jacet immersus 
Non amplius sit vigil
Qui dormit in te.
Quiescat exanguis,
Et sanguis 
Sic exeat 
Superbus in me.

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. Vultus tui vago splendori [sung text checked 1 time]

Vultus tui vago splendori
Cedit ira ridet amor. 
Ac tui numinis honori 
Laetus plaudit omnium clamor

Vide, humilis prostrata
In vultus tui nitore, 
Quam estatica sit gens tanta armata.

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. Quamvis ferro, et ense gravis [sung text checked 1 time]

Quamvis ferro, et ense gravis 
Dulcis tamen et suavis
Pro te Dux erit, o bella. 

Tibi tua tu sors et fatum, 
Nec per te fremit iratum, 
Tua pupilla fit tua stella.

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. Matrona inimica [sung text checked 1 time]

Matrona inimica 
Te quaerit ad arma 
Dux magne Holofernes.

Et cito deh, credas, 
Tibi erit amica 
Si lumina cernes.

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. Quocum Patriae me ducit amore [sung text checked 1 time]

Quocum Patriae me ducit amore 
Libertatis dulcissima spes, 
Summo ductus a caeli fulgore 
Tuto pergat per classica pes.

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. O quam vaga, venusta, o quam decora [sung text checked 1 time]

O quam vaga, venusta, o quam decora, 
Ospes nostrae victoriae unica, et vera. 
Tentoria vultu tuo ducis honora 
Et cuncta ab Holoferne attende, et spera. 

Quem vides prope, aspectu 
Terribili, et suavi, 
Quem quaeris, ipse hic est: amore, et fide, 
In ipso pulcra Sion spera, et confide.

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. Quanto magis generosa [sung text checked 1 time]

Quanto magis generosa, 
Plus victori gloriosa 
Venia victo magis cara.
O quam pulcra tua potentia
Illustrata tua clementia!
Parce Dux, ac tolle amara.

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. Sede, o cara [sung text checked 1 time]

Sede, o cara,
Dilecta speciosa 
Mea vivida rosa, 
Mea fulgida fax.
Tu Marti triumphanti,
Tu bellico amanti 
Pulcherrima Pax.

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. Agitata infido flatu [sung text checked 1 time]

Agitata infido flatu 
Diu volatu 
Vagabundo 
Maesta hirundo 
It plorando 
Boni ignara. 

Sed impulsu aurae serenae
Tantae cito oblita poenae 
In dilecta 
Dulcia tecta 
Gaudii ridet haud avara.

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. O servi volate [sung text checked 1 time]

O servi volate, 
Et Domino meo 
Vos mensas parate 
Si proxima nox. 
Invicto Holoferni 
Cantemus alterni, 
Honoris, amoris 
Sit consona vox.

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. Fulgeat sol frontis decorae [sung text checked 1 time]

Fulgeat sol frontis decorae,
Et afflictae abeat Aurorae 
Rosa vaga tua pupilla. 
Ama, langue, finge ardere 
Nostrae sorti si favore 
Potest una tua favilla.

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. Mundi Rector de Caelo micanti [sung text checked 1 time]

Mundi Rector de Caelo micanti 
Audi preces, et suscipe vota 
Quae de corde pro te dimicanti 
Sunt pietatis in sinu devota. 
In Juditha tuae legi dicata 
Flammas dulcis tui amoris accende

Feritatis sic hostis domata 
In Bethuliae spem pacis intende. 
Redi, redi iam Victrix pugnando 
In cilicio in prece revive 
De Holoferne sic hodie triumphando 
Pia Juditha per saecula vive.

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. O Sydera, o stellae [sung text checked 1 time]

O Sydera, o stellae, 
Cum luna cadenti 
Estote facellae 
In hostem ferales. 
Cum nocte felici
Ruant impii inimici,
Et sole surgenti 
Sint luces mortales.

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. Nox obscura tenebrosa [sung text checked 1 time]

Nox obscura tenebrosa 
Per te ridet luminosa 
Miro fulgida splendore. 
Neque lucis novae Aurora 
Tam superba tam decora
Victa tuo surget splendore.

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. Transit aetas [sung text checked 1 time]

Transit aetas,
Volant anni, 
Nostri damni 
Causa sumus. 

Vivit anima immortalis 
Si vitalis 
Amor, ignis, cuncta fumus.

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. Noli o cara te adorantis [sung text checked 1 time]

Noli o cara te adorantis 
Voto Ducis non favere,
Et suspiria animae amantis
Saltem disce non horrere.

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. Plena nectare non mero [sung text checked 1 time]

Plena nectare non mero 
Aurea pocula almi amores 
Myrto et rosis coronate. 
Et in mutuo gaudio vero 
Horum numinum ardores 
Dulci flamma prosperate.

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. Vivat in pace, et pax regnet sincera [sung text checked 1 time]

Vivat in pace, et pax regnet sincera,
Et in Bethulia fax surgat amoris. 
In pace semper stat laetitia vera, 
Nec amplius bella sint causa doloris. 

In pace anima mea tu cuncta spera. 
Si pax solatium est nostri moeroris. 
In pace bone Deus cuncta tu facis, 
Et cara tibi sunt munera pacis.

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. Umbrae carae, aurae adoratae [sung text checked 1 time]

Umbrae carae, aurae adoratae
Deh gratae 
Spirate; 
Si Dominus dormit 
Stet tacita gens.
A cura tam gravi 
in somno suavi
Sit placida mens.

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. Non ita reducem [sung text checked 1 time]

Non ita reducem 
Progeniem noto 
Raptam a gelido 
Mater expectat, 
Ut ego fervida 
Expecto te.

Sed poena barbarae, 
Et brevis morae 
Animam nimium 
Vexat amantem 
Timore, et spe.

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. Summe Astrorum Creator [sung text checked 1 time]

Summe Astrorum Creator,
Qui de nihilo jam cuncta eduxisti, 
Et tibi ut servi essemus 
Ad imaginem tuam tu nos fecisti, 
Clemens in Caelo Pater,
Potens in Mundo Deus, 
Qui Jaheli victrici, 
Qui Deborae pugnanti vim dedisti, 
Adiuva nos in prece, et culpas tolle, 
Et de forti tua dextra 
Imbelli dextrae meae robur extolle.

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. Impii, indigni Tiranni [sung text checked 1 time]

Impii, indigni Tiranni
Conopeo hic apensum 
Denudo ferrum, ictus tendo, infelicem 
Ab Holofernis busto 
Deus in nomine tuo scindo cervicem. 
Salvete o pia tentoria
In vobis semper clara 
Et caelo, et mundo sit alta victoria.

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. Si fulgida per te [sung text checked 1 time]

Si fulgida per te 
Propitia caeli fax 
Si dulci animae spe 
Refulsit alma pax,Solum beato 
Duci increato
Debetur nostra pax,
Et nostra gloria. 

Dat illo cordi ardorem, 
Ille dextrae vigorem, 
Et manus donum suae 
Nostra victoria.

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. Gaude felix [sung text checked 1 time]

Gaude felix 
Bethulia letare 
Consolare 
Urbs nimis afflicta. 
Caelo amata 
Es fortunata 
Inter hostes semper invicta.

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. Salve invicta Juditha formosa [sung text checked 1 time]

Salve invicta Juditha formosa 
Patriae splendor spes nostrae salutis. 
Summae norma tu vere virtutis 
Eris semper in mundo gloriosa. 
Debellato sic barbaro Trace 
Triumphatrix sit Maris Regina. 
Et placata sic ira divina 
Adria vivat, et regnet in pace.

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. Ita decreto aeterno [sung text checked 1 time]

Ita decreto aeterno 
Veneti Maris Urbem 
Inviolatam discerno, 
Sic in Asia Holoferni impio tiranno 
Urbs Virgo gratia Dei semper munita 
Erit nova Juditha, 
Et pro popolo suo Pastor orabit, 
Et fidelis Ozias 
Veram Bethuliae suae fidem servabit. 
Eja Virgines Sion 
Festinate cum gloria 
In sperata victoria 
Et pietatis in sinu 
Cum Psalterio sonanti 
Applaudite Judithae Triumphanti.

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. vindictae, furores [sung text checked 1 time]

Arma, caedes, 
vindictae, furores,
Angustiae, timores
Precedite nos.

Rotate,
Pugnate
O bellicae sortes,
Mille plagas,
Mille mortes
Adducite vos.

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