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Tra speme e timore mi palpita il core né so ben ancora, s'è gioia o dolor. Spuntar la mia stella già parmi più bella; mi mostra l'aurora del giorno il splendor.
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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 speme e timore", HWV 34 (1735), first performed 1735, from opera Alcina, no. 22 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Betwixt hope and fear", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-17
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Betwixt hope and fear, my heart trembles. I still don't know if this is joy or pain. My rising star already appears more beautiful. The dawn shows unto me the coming splendor of the day.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 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: 2019-12-17
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Word count: 35