Splenda l’alba in oriente, HWV 166

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Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Voice type(s): Mezzosoprano, Alto
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Handel’s Splenda l’alba in oriente, HWV 166 — Cantata for alto.

This purchase includes the vocal score and the vocal score in baroque pitch (415) transposition.

Selections included:
• Splenda l’alba in oriente (aria)
• Tu, armonica Cecilia (recitative)
• La virtute è un vero nume (aria)

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Libretto (Italian)

1. Aria
Splenda l’alba in oriente,
cada il sole in occidente,
Virtù sempre esalterò.
Sia la lingua più canora,
sia la cetra più sonora,
oltre il ciel, oltre le stelle,
le sue belle alte glorie innalzerò.

Recitativo
Tu, armonica Cecilia,
che rapisti col canto,
che incantasti col suono,
fa pur che sia concesso
a questo stuol de’ tuoi seguaci
egregi d’imitarne i tuoi pregi,
perché un nobil natale si rende
oscur senza virtute uguale.

2. Aria
La Virtute è un vero nume
del mortal nel basso mondo.
Chi si scosta dal suo lume
va dell’ombre nel profondo.

Translation (English)

1. Aria
As the dawn shines in the east,
and the sun falls in the west,
I will always glorify virtue.
Let my tongue be more melodious,
let my zither be more sonorous;
beyond heaven, beyond the stars,
her beautiful, high glories I will exalt.

Recitativo
You, harmonious Cecilia,
who ravishes with your singing,
who enchants with your sounds,
let it then be granted
to this crowd of your esteemed followers
to imitate your talents,
for a noble birth
becomes obscure without an equal virtue.

2. Aria
Virtue is a true god
among mortals in this lowly world.
Whoever turns from her light
wanders in the shadow of darkness.