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Qual torrente, che cade dal monte, tutto atterra che incontro lo sta. Tale anch'io, a chi oppone la fronte dal mio brando atterrato sarà.
- by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Qual torrente, che cade dal monte", HWV 17 (1724), first performed 1724, from opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto, no. 38 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "As a torrent rushing down the hills", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-02
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As a torrent rushing down from the hills knocks over anything in its way, So I shall do with anyone who opposes me by the power of my sword.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2019-10-29
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