by Ottavio Rinuccini (1562 - 1621)

Nel our ardor della più bella stella
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nel pur ardor della più bella stella
Aurea facella di bel foc’accendi
E qui discendi su l’aurante piume,
Giocondo nume, e di celeste fiamma
L’anime infiamma.

Lieto Imeneo, d’alta dolcezza un nembo
Trabocca in grembo a fortunati amanti
E tra bei canti di soavi amori
Sveglia nei cori una dolce aura, un riso
Di paradiso.

Notes: The score for the opera (Le Musiche sopra l’Euridice, Florence: Marscotti, 1600) is reproduced in a facsimile edition (Rome: Reale Accademia d’Italia, 1934).

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "In the pure heat of the most beautiful star", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] , Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

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