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Ombre amene, [Amiche]1 piante, Il mio bene, Il caro amante, Chi mi dice ove n'andò? Zeffiretto lusinghiero, A lui vola [messaggiero]2, Dì'che torni e [che]3 mi renda Quella pace che non ho.
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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 572.
The text appears in L'Angelica, parte I, Aria di Licori.1 Schubert (autograph): "Amichi"
2 Schubert (autograph): "mestaggiero"
3 omitted by Reichardt
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1722, appears in L'Angelica [author's text checked 2 times 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 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (1781 - 1829), "Ombre amene", op. 95 no. 1 [ voice and guitar or piano ], from Sei Ariette di Metastasio, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Luise Reichardt (1779 - 1826), "Ombre amene, amiche piante", op. 4 no. 1, from Sei Canzoni di Metastasio, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825), "Ombre amene", 1803 [ voice and piano ], from Divertimenti vocali, no. 16, confirmed with a CD booklet [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Ombre amene, amiche piante", D 990F (1816?), song exercise without accompaniment, realized by Reinhard van Hoorickx; privately printed by Reinhard van Hoorickx [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2012, (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.
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Ombres douces, buissons aimables, Mon bien-aimé, mon amant ! Qui me dira où il est allé ? Zéphyr enjôleur, Vole vers lui pour lui porter un message Dis-lui de revenir et de me rendre La paix que j'ai perdue.
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of title "Ombre amene, amiche piante" = "Ombres douces, buissons aimables"
- 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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1722, appears in L'Angelica
This text was added to the website: 2012-09-09
Line count: 9
Word count: 39