E pur fra le tempeste, Tenor Melody, Hess 232 (mp3)

E pur fra le tempeste, Tenor Melody, Hess 232 (mp3)
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"E pur fra le Tempeste," Tenor melody Hess 232 (1798?). This tenor melody is apparently one of the many songs Beethoven arranged in his studies on Italian declamation with Antonio Salieri during the first years in Vienna (most of the others are grouped under WoO 99). The piano accompaniment is conjectural and was written by Willy Hess. The lyrics are as follows:

E pur fra le tempeste la calma io ritrovai;
Ah, non ritorni mai, mai piu sereno il di.
Questo de' giorni miei, questo e il piu ciaro giorno,
Viver cosi vorrei, vorrei cosi morir, viver cosi, cosi vorrei, 
Vorrei morir cosi.

The text is from Metastasio's cantata "La Tempesta."

Hess: 232


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