3. Chi in amore ha nemica la sorte

From Amore traditore, BWV 203

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
116 measures

Italian text

English translation

Chi in amore ha nemica la sorte,
Whoever has fate as his enemy in love
È follia, se non lascia d’amar.
is a fool if he does not give up loving.
Sprezzi l’alma le crude ritorte,
May the soul fracture its cruel bonds
Se non trova mercede al penar.
if it cannot find mercy for its suffering.

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Cembalo obbligato

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