15. Vivere e non amar

From Cor fedele, in vano speri, HWV 96, Seconda Parte

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro

Italian text

Clori/Tirsi/Fileno

Vivere e non amar,
amare e non languir,
languire e non penar,
possibile non è.
Benché incostante ancor,
speri l’amante cor,
tradito dal pensier
di riportar mercé.

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Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Clori (Soprano)
  • Tirsi (Soprano)
  • Fileno (Alto)
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Contrabbasso + Fagotto + Cembalo

Notes

This terzetto and the recitative that precedes it are from a later version of the cantata; an earlier version ended with recitative “Mentre la pastorella” and the duet “Senza occhi,” which appear in the HHA Appendix.

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Contributor

Emma Clarkson

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