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Tuo, finche il sol rischiara, mio ben, il cor sarà. Cesso d'amarti, o cara, quando più sol non v'ha. Teco sarà quest'anima d'amor soave unita, godrem di vita in vita, pura felicità.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848), "Il giuramento" [voice and piano], from Nuits d'Été à Pausilippe, no. 7. [ sung text checked 2 times]
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- ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "The oath", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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As long as the sun shines, my dear, my heart will be yours. I shall cease to love you, my dear, when there is no more sun. My soul will be united with yours by sweet love; we will enjoy from one life into another life pure happiness.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2016 by John Glenn Paton, (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: 2016-01-20
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