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Se fedele mi brama il regnante, non offenda quest’anima amante nella parte più viva del cor. Non si lagni se in tanta sventura un vassallo non serba misura, se il rispetto diventa furor.
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Ezio [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 Giovanni Adolfo Hasse (1699 - 1783), "Se fedele mi brama il regnante", 1755, first performed 1755 [ 2 oboes, strings, soprano voice, and continuo ] [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , 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: 2018-07-23
Line count: 6
Word count: 33
If my sovereign liege desires me to keep faith with him, he must not offend my loving soul, the most vivid portion of my heart. Let him not complain if in such a case, a vassal does not maintain his decorum, and respect turns to wrath.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Ezio
This text was added to the website: 2018-07-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 46