by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Amor commanda, onore invita
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
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.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Love commands me, honor invites", 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: 2018-06-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 27

Love commands me, honor invites
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
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.

Based on


This text was added to the website: 2019-10-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 38