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La pastorella al prato

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

La pastorella al prato
Italian source: Carlo Goldoni

La pastorella al prato
Contenta se ne va
Coll’ agnellino a lato
Cantando in libertà.
Se l’innocente amore
Grandisce il suo pastore
La bella pastorella
Contenta ognor sarà.

The Shepherdess in the Meadow
English translation © Richard Wigmore

The shepherdess in the meadow
wanders happily,
the lambs at her side,
and sings blithely.
If her innocent love
pleases her shepherd,
the fair shepherdess
will always be happy.

La pastorella al prato
Italian source: Carlo Goldoni

The Shepherdess in the Meadow
English source: Richard Wigmore

La pastorella al prato
The shepherdess in the meadow
Contenta se ne va
wanders happily,
Coll’ agnellino a lato
the lambs at her side,
Cantando in libertà.
and sings blithely.
Se l’innocente amore
If her innocent love
Grandisce il suo pastore
pleases her shepherd,
La bella pastorella
the fair shepherdess
Contenta ognor sarà.
will always be happy.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni was a prolific dramatist who renovated the well-established Italian commedia dell’arte dramatic form by replacing its masked stock figures with more realistic characters, its loosely structured and often repetitive action with tightly…

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