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Ogni indugio d'un amante È una pena acerba e ria. Il timore sempre lo sferza, La speranza seco scherza, Or lo prova l'alma mia.
- by Giacomo Rossi (flourished 1710-1729) [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), "Ogni indugio d'un amante", HWV 7 (1711), first performed 1711, from opera Rinaldo, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Any delays to a lover's repose", 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: 2018-04-22
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Any delays to a lover's repose are a bitter and grievous trial to bear. Fear will whip him on, hope always plays jokes with him, and now that "him" is me.
- 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: 2019-11-12
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