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Amor commanda, onore invita, più bell’impegno d’espor la vita, no, non si da. Già l’alma accesa di bella gloria, corre all’impresa, e di vittoria sicura è già.
- by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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- by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Amor commanda, onore invita", HWV 14, from opera Floridante [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Love commands me, honor invites", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Text added to the website: 2018-06-01 00:00:00
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Love commands me, honor invites, for one can never give a sweeter pledge than to risk one's life in its name. Already my ardent soul, seeking after resplendent glory, rushes to the challenge, and is sure of victory.
- 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.
Text added to the website: 2019-10-06 00:00:00
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