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Nel tuo seno, amico sasso sta sepolto il mio tesoro. Calamita del mio passo è quel cenere, ch'adoro. Solo brama il mio cor, che a te si volve, misurar l'ore sue con quella polve.
G. Händel sets lines 1-2
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- by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680), no title [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), "Nel tuo seno, amico sasso", HWV 17 (1724), first performed 1724, lines 1-2 [strings, alto voice, and continuo], from the opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto, no. 11. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Antonio Sartorio (1630 - 1680), "Nel tuo seno, amico sasso", 1676, first performed 1676. [2 violins, alto voice, continuo] [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Friendly rock, within your breast", copyright © 2018, (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
Line count: 6
Word count: 34