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Ah di sì nobil alma quanto parlar vorrei! Se le virtù di lei tutte saper pretendi, chiedile a questo cor. Solo un momento in calma lasciami, o diva, e poi di tanti pregi suoi potrò parlarti allor.
- by Giuseppe Parini (1729 - 1799) [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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Ah di sì nobil alma", K. 111, from opera Ascanio in Alba [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Oh, how greatly I should like", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-19
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Oh, how greatly I should like to talk to such a noble soul! If you would seek to know about all its virtues, ask this my heart to relate them. Only one moment leave me in calm, o goddess, and then to you I shall relate her many merits.
- 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: 2019-11-02
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