Se lontan, ben mio, tu sei / Bist du fern von mir, mein Leben, KV 438 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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  • (Posted 2022-01-22)  CPDL #67688:         
Editor: Wim Looyestijn (submitted 2022-01-22).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition with piano accompaniment.
  • (Posted 2018-01-31)  CPDL #48623:       
Editor: Toni Sanz (submitted 2018-01-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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  • (Posted 2007-10-08)  CPDL #15161:     
Editor: Maria Jesus Luelmo (submitted 2007-10-08).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 258 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Vocal score.

General Information

Title: Se lontan
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyricist: Pietro Metastasio

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: Italian
Instruments: 3 bassethorns (clarinets) ad lib.

First published:
Description: Notturno nº 2, KV 438, of 6 Notturni

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Original text and translations

Italian.png Italian text

Se lontan, ben mio, tu sei
Son eterni i dì per me.
Son momenti i giorni miei,
Idol mio, vicino a te.

Dutch.png Dutch translation

Als je bij me weg bent, mijn liefste,
zijn de dagen een eeuwigheid voor mij.
De dagen vliegen voorbij,
mijn idool, samen met jou.
                                   (Bert Nieuwenhuize)