Num te leaena

Set by Michael Linton , "Num te leaena", first performed 2014 [ baritone and piano ], from Carmina Catulli, no. 13  [sung text not yet checked]

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Num te leaena montibus Libystinis
Aut Scylla latrans infima inguinum parte
Tam mente dura procreauit ac taetra,
Ut supplicis vocem in novissimo casu
Contemptam haberes, ah nimis fero corde?

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[Huc]1 est mens deducta tua mea, Lesbia, culpa,
     Atque ita se officio perdidit ipsa suo,
Ut iam nec bene uelle queat tibi, si optima fias,
     Nec desistere amare, omnia si facias.

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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Orff: "Nunc"

Researcher for this text: Saúl Botero Restrepo