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Tra caligini profonde erra ognor la nostra mente s'ha per guida un cieco nume. Di rovina sulle sponde è in pericolo imminente se ragion non le dà il lume.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [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), "Tra caligini profonde", HWV 31 (1733), first performed 1733, from the opera Orlando, no. 20. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Through deep fog", 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: 2018-05-20
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Through deep fog our minds are apt to wander if a blind god is their guide. They are in imminent danger of meeting their doom upon hostile shores if light does not give them reason.
- 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: 2018-08-08
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