Ah! se intorno a quest' urna funesta (Christoph Willibald Gluck)

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  • (Posted 2017-08-11)  CPDL #45834:     
Editor: Frank de Ruyter (submitted 2017-08-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard version of the original accompaniment.

General Information

Title: "Ah! se intorno a quest' urna funesta" from Orfeo ed Euridice
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Lyricist: Ranieri de' Calzabigicreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
with Solo Alto Genre: SecularOperaAria

Language: Italian
Instruments: Orchestra

First published:
Description: Opening scene ("Ah! Dans ce bois" in 1774 version) of the opera

External websites:

Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta,
Euridice, ombra bella, t'aggiri,
Odi i pianti, i lamenti, i sospiri
Che dolenti si spargon per te.
Ed ascolta il tuo sposo infelice
Che piangendo
Ti chiama e si lagna;
Come quando
La dolce compagna
Tortorella amorosa perdé.