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Chi perde un momento d'un dolce contento lagnarsi non deve s'amor poi l'affanna. L'affetto in un petto se tosto non viene malcerto si tiene, e amor lo condanna.
- 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), "Chi perde un momento", 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) , "Whoever wastes a moment", 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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Whoever wastes a moment of sweet contentment should not complain if love should then proceed to trouble him. If affection should not swiftly come to an uncertain breast, it shall hold itself back, and love will condemn it.
- 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: 2018-08-04
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