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Belle dèe di questo core, voi portate il ciel nel volto, non ha il ciel più bel splendore di quel ch'avete in doppie stelle accolto.
- by Nicola Francesco Haym (1679 - 1730) [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), "Belle dèe di questo core,", HWV 17 (1724), first performed 1724, from the opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Beauteous gods over my heart", 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
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Beauteous gods over my heart, you carry heaven in your face. Heaven's beauteous splendors cannot exceed those that you have accumulated in your twin stars.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (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: 2018-08-03
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