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In Memoriam



 Henry Purcell: King Arthur Sung by the later Klaus Nomi

The Cold Song by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
from the semi-opera "King Arthur", 1691

act 3, prelude and aria - The Frost Scene

What Power art thou,
Who from below,
Hast made me rise,
Unwillingly and slow,
From beds of everlasting snow !
See'st thou not how stiff,
And wondrous old,
Far unfit to bear the bitter cold.
I can scarcely move,
Or draw my breath,
I can scarcely move,
Or draw my breath.
Let me, let me,
Let me, let me,
Freeze again...
Let me, let me,
Freeze again to death !

Full Libretto
PDF on King Arthur's Purcell history

7 comments:

  1. SUBERBO!

    EXCELENTE COLOCAÇÃO!BEM A PROPÓSITO!

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  2. 'In Memoriam' ?
    What's up Joana ?

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  3. My dearest friend was buried today. Thank you Joana.

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  4. Dear Lesly a warm hug, today is sad day for many.

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  5. Joana, a BIG hug to you - what ever IS the matter me duckie?
    Warm greetings from Leo

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  6. ....."So far this all sounds like straight history, but 5th century Britain turns out to be a stranger place than you might think.

    It is not only full of warring Britons and Saxons, but overrun with magicians, spirits and fairies.

    Most of them very large and dangerous..."
    http://www.eno.org/src/baylis_kingarthur.pdf
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    ......"THE FROST SCENE

    Prelude

    Osmond strikes the ground with his wand, the scene changes

    to a prospect of winter in frozen countries......"
    http://www.impresario.ch/libretto/libpurkin_e.htm

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    Para que Todos
    NÃO ESQUEÇAM OS HORRORES,PARA MUITOS;
    POR TODOS OS QUE SOÇOBRAM!
    PARA OS QUE SÃO IMPEDIDOS DE JUSTIÇA!

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    Joana: não copiei TUDO! É o que chama mais a atenção-

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