Passer, deliciae meae puellae, quicum ludere, quem in sinu tenere, cui primum digitum dare appetenti et acris solet incitare morsus, cum desiderio meo nitenti carum nescio quid libet iocari et [solacium]1 sui doloris - credo, ut tum gravis acquiescat ardor: tecum ludere sicut ipsa possem et tristis animi levare curas [...]2 tam gratum est mihi quam ferunt puellae, pernici aureolum fuisse malum, quod zonam soluit diu ligitam.
J. Novák sets lines 1-10
R. Beckett sets lines 11-13
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1 Novák: "solaciolum"
2 Some text has been lost from the original here. Novák repeats this line and adds the first line again, as the last line of his setting.
- by Gaius Valerius Catullus (c84 BCE - 54 BCE), no title, appears in Carmina, no. 2 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Ronald A. Beckett , "Atalanta picks up the apples ", 2001, published 2008, lines 11-13 [ voice and piano ], from Three Latin Poems by Catullus, no. 2, Edition Arcady ; in Songs and Arias, Volume 1 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Michael Linton , "Passer, deliciae meae puellae ", first performed 2014 [ baritone and piano ], from Carmina Catulli, no. 3 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Jan Novák (1921 - 1984), "Passer", lines 1-10, from Cantica latina, no. 7 [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Richard Le Gallienne (1866 - 1947) , "Weep, Mother of Love!", appears in New Poems, first published 1910 [an adaptation] ITA ; composed by John Woods Duke.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Mario Rapisardi) , no title, first published 1889
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 67