Scarlatti – Già il sole dal Gange

Song Information

Title: Già il sole dal Gange

Music: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

Text: Unknown authorship

Sheet Music

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

Già il sole dal Gange
Più chiaro sfavilla,
E terge ogni stilla
Dell’alba che piange.

Col raggio dorato
Ingemma ogni stello,
E gli astri del cielo
Dipinge nel prato.


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