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Se l'amor tuo mi rendi, se più fedel sarai, son vendicato assai, più non desio da te. Sorte più bella attendi, spera più pace al core or che al sentier d'onore volgi di nuovo il piè.
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Siroe, re di Persia, first published 1727 [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), "Se l'amor tuo mi rendi", HWV 24 (1728), first performed 1728 [ violins, soprano voice, and continuo ], from opera Siroe, re di Persia [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "If you should return my love", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2019-11-11
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Word count: 36
If you should return my love, if you will be more faithful, I am sufficiently avenged, and desire no greater reward from you. Await a brighter future, and hope for a peaceful heart, now that you have newly turned your feet onto the path of honor.
- 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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Siroe, re di Persia, first published 1727
This text was added to the website: 2019-11-18
Line count: 8
Word count: 46