Chorus of the fates (Salid del Averno) (Francisco Valls)

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  • CPDL #12708:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2006-09-27).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Some guesswork in setting words to the choral parts. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Chorus of the fates
Composer: Francisco Valls

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

Language: Spanish
Instruments: 2 violins and continuo

First published: 1742 in Mapa Armónico Práctico, no.  

Description: Composer describes this as "musica para el teatro" (music for the theatre -possibly an opera?) and explains that the chorus is sung by the "Parcas", i.e the fates.

Copy of manuscript is a little unclear in places owing to poor reproduction.

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Original text and translations

Spanish.png Spanish text

Salid del Averno ministros del ira que muertes conspira. Terrible el furor!

English.png English translation

[Tentative: original text is obscure]
Come out of Hell, servants of wrath, who plot death. Terrible is your fury!