Bellini - Casta Diva from Norma
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Artist:
Bellini, Vincenzo (biography)
Born:
1801
Died:
1835
Composed:unknown
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Casta Diva, che inargenti

queste sacre antiche piante,

a noi volgi il bel sembiante

senza nube e senza vel...

Tempra, o Diva,

tempra tu de’ cori ardenti

tempra ancora lo zelo audace,

spargi in terra quella pace

che regnar tu fai nel ciel...


Fine al rito : e il sacro bosco

Sia disgombro dai profani.

Quando il Nume irato e fosco,

Chiegga il sangue dei Romani,

Dal Druidico delubro

La mia voce tuonerà.

Cadrà; punirlo io posso.

(Ma, punirlo, il cor non sa.

Ah! bello a me ritorna

Del fido amor primiero;

E contro il mondo intiero...

Difesa a te sarò.

Ah! bello a me ritorna

Del raggio tuo sereno;

E vita nel tuo seno,

E patria e cielo avrò.

Ah, riedi ancora qual eri allora,

Quando il cor ti diedi allora,

Ah, riedi a me.)





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O pure Goddess, who silver

These sacred ancient plants,

Turn thy beautiful semblance on us

Unclouded and unveiled...

Temper, o Goddess,

The brave zeal

Of the ardent spirits,

Scatter on the earth the peace

Thou make reign in the sky...


Complete the rite : and the sacred wood

Be clear of the laity.

When the irate and gloomy God

Asks for the Roman’s blood

My voice will thunder

From the Druidic temple.

He will fall ; I can punish him

(But my heart is unable to do so).

(Ah! Return to me beautiful

In your first true love ;

I’ll protect you

Against the entire world.

Ah! Return to me beautiful

With your serene ray;

I’ll have life, sky

And homeland in your heart.

Ah, return again as you were then,

When I gave you my heart then,

Ah, come back to me.)

Score Key:G major (Sounding Pitch) (View more G major Music for Flute )
Time Signature:12/8 (View more 12/8 Music)
Tempo Marking:Andante sostenuto assai
Range:D5-C7
Duration:3:28
Number of Pages:6
Difficulty:Advanced Level: Recommended for Advanced Players
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Style: Classical (View more Classical Music)
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