O notte, o dea del mistero (Niccolò Piccinni)

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Contributor: David Newman (submitted 2008-07-29).  Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 364 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Scanned score. Edition in E minor. Lyrics in Italian and English. English translation by Dr. Theodore Baker.

General Information

Title: O notte, o dea del mistero
Composer: Niccolò Piccinni
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: Italian
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1894 Anthology of Italian song of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (In two volumes), Editor: Alessandro Parisotti (1853-1913), Publisher: G. Schirmer


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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

O notte, o Dea del mistero,
Dolce compagna d’amor,
O notte, è in te sola ch’io spero!
Deh scaccia del giorno il fulgor.

O speme, crudel martiro,
O istante di gaudio e timor,
Io temo, io tremo, e desiro,
E d’amore sospira il mio cor.