Il mio bel foco
Il mio bel foco,
O Iontano o vicino
Senza cangiar mai tempre
Per voi, care pupille,
Quella fiamma che m'accende
Piace tanto all'alma mia,
Che giammai s'estinguerà.
E se il fato a voi mi rende,
Vaghi rai del mio bel sole,
Altra luce ella non vuole
Nè voler giammai potrà.
Note: many publications still attribute the song to Marcello, but recent research shows this is incorrect. Please see John Glenn Paton's Gateway to Italian Art Songs for more information.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
, title 1: "My fire of love", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
, title 1: "Mein Liebesfeuer", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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My fire of love
My fire of love,
or near I might be,
will always be burning
for you, dear eyes.
That flame which kindled me
is so pleased with my soul
that it never dies.
And if fate entrusts me to you,
lovely rays of my beloved sun,
my soul will never be able
to long for any other light.
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