Lotti – Pur dicesti, o bocca bella

Song Information

Title: Pur dicesti, o bocca bella

Music: Antonio Lotti (ca.1667–1740)

Text: Authorship unknown

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Important note: This Baroque Italian aria is perhaps best known as it appears in Schirmer’s Twenty-Four Italian Songs and Arias, most of which had appeared previously in the Anthology of Italian Song of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. The pieces in that collection were sometimes set with less than historically accurate accompaniments. For more stylistically correct versions of most of these common Italian songs and arias, consider purchasing 26 Italian Songs and Arias, edited by John Glenn Paton, which is available in Medium High and Medium Low editions that each come with an accompaniment CD.

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Song Text

Pur dicesti, o bocca bella,
Quel soave e caro sì,
Che fatutto il mio piacer.

Per onor di sua facella
Con un bacio Amor t’aprì,
Dolce fonte del goder, ah!