Moresca

Opera details:

Opera title:

L' Orfeo

Composer:

Claudio Monteverdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Orfeo Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Orfeo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Ninfe e pastori

Voice(s):

Soprano / Contralto / Tenor / Bass

Act:

5.05

Previous scene: Vanne Orfeo felice a pieno

Ballo, Chorus, and Moresca from Orfeo, Claudio Monteverdi | TENET Vocal Artists

Singer: Aaron Sheehan

Ballo, Chorus, and Moresca from “Orfeo"
by Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)

Claudio Monteverdi's Madrigals of War and Love
April 16, 2016
New York's Society for Ethical Culture

Jolle Greenleaf, soprano
Molly Quinn, soprano
Reginald Mobley, alto
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Jason McStoots, tenor
John Taylor Ward, bass

Robert Mealy, violin
Adriane Post, violin
Erin Headley, gamba

Doron David Sherwin, cornetto
Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto
Greg Ingles, trombone
Erik Schmalz, trombone
Mack Ramsey, trombone

Paul O'Dette, theorbo
Charlie Weaver, theorbo
Hank Heijink, theorbo
Maria Christina Cleary, harp
Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord

Translation:
Go, Orfeo, happy at last,
To enjoy celestial honor
Where good never lessens,
Where there was never grief,
While altars, incenses and prayers
We offer to you, happy and devoted.

So goes one who does not retreat
At the call of the eternal light,
So he obtains grace in heaven
Who down here has braved Hell
And he who sows in sorrow
Reaps the fruit of all grace.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

CORO di NINFE e PASTORI
Vanne Orfeo, felice a pieno,
A goder celeste onore
Là 've hen non mai vien meno,
Là 've mai non fu dolore,
Mentr'altari, incensi e voti
Noi t'offriam lieti e devoti.

Così va chi non s'arretra
Al chiamar di nume eterno,
Così grazia in Ciel impetra
Chi qua giù provo l'Inferno;
E chi semina fra doglie
D'ogni grazia il frutto coglie.

Moresca

English Libretto or Translation:

CHORUS of NYMPHS & SHEPHERDS
Orpheus' cup of joy is filled,
he is ris'n to realms supernal,
there are pain and sorrow stilled,
there is peace and bliss eternal.
Joyous hearts and altars smoking
offer we, thy grace invoking.

Thus to all of us is given
who obey the Lord Eternal,
he shall taste the joys of Heaven,
who on earth has brav'd th'infernal.
He who sows his seed in sorrow
fruits of grace hall reap tomorrow.

Moresca