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Speranza mi dice, che questa mia mano vendetta farà. Il cor mi predice, che rege inumano svenato cadrà. Speranza mi dice. Mi dice il pensiero, che l'empio regnante esangue sarà. Che rege severo trafitto, e spirante quest'alma vedrà. Speranza mi dice.
- by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680) [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 Antonio Sartorio (1630 - 1680), "Speranza mi dice", 1676, first performed 1676. [2 violins, soprano voice, and continuo] [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- 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: 2018-07-27
Line count: 14
Word count: 41
Hope tells me that this hand of mine shall achieve vengeance. My heart tells me that the inhuman king shall succumb to his wounds. So hope tells me. My thoughts say that the wicked ruler shall be bled dry. This harsh potentate, pierced and gasping for breath, shall see this soul triumph. So hope tells me.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giacomo Francesco Bussani (flourished 1673-1680)
This text was added to the website: 2018-07-28
Line count: 14
Word count: 56