viernes, 16 de noviembre de 2007

The pleasures of Love

Qué bonita esta celebración de las épocas de paz, cuando las batallas son de amor y se libran sobre campo de plumas.



Since the toils and the hazards of War's at an end,
the pleasures of Love should succeed 'em,
the fair should present what the Senators send,
and compleat what they've decreed 'em.

With Dances and Songs,
with Tambours and Flutes,
let the Maids show their Joy as they meet 'em;
with Cimbals and Harps,
with Viols and Lutes
let the Husbands and true Lovers greet 'em.



Es un aria de la semiópera de Purcell, Prophetess or The History of Dioclesian (1690).

Aquí la partitura y particellas (¡gloria a internet!)