by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Quell'innocente figlio
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER
Quell'innocente figlio,
Dono del Ciel sì raro,
Quel figlio a te sì caro,
Quello vuol Dio da te.

Vuol che rimanga esangue
Sotto al paterno ciglio;
Vuol che ne sparga il sangue
Chi vita già gli diè.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 543.

The text appears in "Isacco figura del redentore", parte I, Aria dell' Angelo.


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Aquell fill innocent", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "That innocent son", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ce fils innocent", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Dieser unschuldige Sohn", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 37

Ce fils innocent
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Ce fils innocent,
Don si rare du ciel,
Ce fils à toi si cher
Que Dieu te réclame.

Il veut qu'il reste exsangue
Devant les yeux du père,
Il veut que je verse le sang
De celui à qui j'ai donné la vie.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (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.
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This text was added to the website: 2012-08-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 43