Viva la face (George Frideric Handel)

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  • (Posted 2019-09-11)  CPDL #55323:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2019-09-11).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 43 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Scored for four vocal parts, from Notes for The Shenandoah Harmony. One stanza.

General Information

Title: Viva la face
Composer: George Frideric Handel

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularAria

Language: Italian
Instruments: Orchestra

First published: 1735
Description: Aria from opera La caccia in Etolia, 1715. Also see Friendship (Ananias Davisson) for a shapenote arrangement.

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Viva la face, viva l'amor!
Viva, sù, festeggiate!
Rendete a sposi un alto amor,
Viva la pace ne' due cor!
Viva la face, viva l'amor!
Viva, sù, festeggiate!