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L'Eraclito amoroso

Originally for Soprano and basso continuo.
Original Language: Italian

Udite amanti la cagione, oh Dio,
ch'a. lagrimar mi porta:
nell'adorato e bello idolo mio,
che sì fido credei, la fede è morta.

Vaghezza ho sol di piangere,
mi pasco sol di lagrime,
il duolo è mia delizia
e son miei gioie i gemiti.
Ogni martie aggradami,
ogni dolor dilettami,
i singulti mi sanano,
i sospir mi consolano.

Ma se la fede negami
quell'incostante e perfido,
almen fede serbatemi
sino alla morte, o lagrime!
Ogni tristezza assalgami,
ogni cordoglio eternisi,
tanto ogni male affliggami
che m'uccida e sotterrimi.

English

Heraclitus in Love

Listen you lovers, to the cause, oh God,
of my weeping:
in my handsome and adored idol,
whom I believed to be faithful, faith is dead.

I have pleasure only in weeping,
I nourish myself only with tears.
Grief is my delight
and moans are my joys.
Every anguish gives me pleasure,
every pain delights me,
sobs heal me,
sighs console me.

But if that inconstant traitor
denys me constancy,
at least let my devotion serve me
until death, o tears.
Every saddness soothes me,
every sorrow sustains itself,
every ill afflicts me so much
that it slays and buries me.

Translated by:

Richard Kolb

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  • Altri Canti d'Amor

    17th Century Instrumental Works

    L'Estro d'Orfeo, Leonor de Lera, direction, Josué Meléndez, tromba

    Challenge Classics (2017) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, (instrumental version) Op 2 [6:07]
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  • Anime Amanti

    Roberta Mamelé, soprano, Luca Pianca, theorbo

    Alpha (2017) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #3 - L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, th) [6:20]
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  • Arie, Cantate e Lamenti

    Ensemble Incantato, Mona Spägele, soprano

    CPO (1998) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, lirone, chitarrone, org) [9:18]
  • Arie, Lamenti e Cantate

    Susanne Rydén, soprano, Musica Fiorita

    Harmonia Mundi (2000) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #1 - L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [6:11]
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    Ensemble Poïésis

    Aeon [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • Track #9 - L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [6:35]
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    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [7:06]
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    Raquel Andueza, soprano, Jesús Fernández Baena, theorbo

    NB (2008) [Digital / MP3]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite, amanti, Op 2 (S, th) [6:52]
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    Le Baroque Nomade, Jean-Christophe Frisch

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    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [6:25]
  • Full Well She Sang

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    Marquis Classics (2015) [Audio CD]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [6:41]
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    Alpha (2014) [Audio CD, Digital / MP3]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite, amanti, Op 2 (S, th) [6:29]
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  • La Pazza

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    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite, amanti, Op 2 (CT, bc) [6:27]
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    Koch International Classics (2012) [Audio CD]

    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite, amanti, Op 2 (S, bc) [6:23]
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    Questrand (2015) [Audio CD]

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    • L'Eraclito amoroso - Udite amanti (S, bc) [6:23]
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