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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Act IV: Soldiers' Chorus excerpts :

(a) "Gloire immortelle des nos aïeux" ... "L'amour nous rit, l'amour [nous fête]"

(b) "Gloire immortelle" ...almost to end of chorus

Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra--

Luigi Mancinelli

February 14, 1903

[Slip; Glackens 17.]

After recording the opening pages of the chorus of returning soldiers (sung in Italian). Mapleson stops his machine, resuming at the recapitulation of the opening theme; even so, he still runs out of time before the end of the piece.

[original]

CHORUS

(a)
O gloria cinta d'allor, d'allor,
non hai rivale nel nostro cor,
dispiega l'ale sul vincitor,
accendi nei cor,
accendi nei cor novello valor.
Per te, patria adorata, morte sfidiam,
per te, patria adorata, morte sfidiam,
te sol guidi in campo il nostro acciar,
per te pugniam,
per te pugniam, per te trionfiam.
O gloria cinta d'allor, d'allor,
non hai rivale nel nostro cor,
dispiega l'ale sul vincitor,
accendi nei cor novello valor.
Ver le maggion or ci affrettiam.
ci aspettan la, fatta è la pace!
Or ci affrettiam, aspettan la,
ver la maggion or ci affrettiam!
Ognuno quì ci abbraccierà,
amor c'invita, amor [ci aspetta...]
(b)
O gloria cinta d'allor, d'allor,
non hai rivale nel nostro cor,
dispiega l'ale sul vincitor,
accendi nei cor novello valor!
Accendi nei cor, accendi nei cor
novello valor!
Accendi nei cor, accendi nei cor,
accendi nei cor novello valor!

[translation]

CHORUS

Glory to those who in battle fall,
their bright deeds we can with pride recall,
may we, then, honour and fame acquire,
their glorious deeds,
their glorious deeds our hearts will inspire!
For that dear native land where we first drew breath,
her sons, at her command, proudly brave e'en death.
At their sacred demand who on us depend,
our swords we will draw,
our swords we will draw, their rights to defend.
Glory to those who in battle fall,
their bright deeds we can with pride recall,
may we, then, honour and fame acquire,
their glorious deeds our hearts will inspire!
Homeward our steps we now will turn.
joy and peace await us there!
On, on at once, nor loiter here,
homeward our steps we now will turn.
On, then, our lov'd ones to embrace,
affection calls, fond love doth summon us...
Glory to those who in battle fall,
their bright deeds we can with pride recall,
may we, then, honour and fame acquire,
their glorious deeds our hearts will inspire!
Their glorious deeds, their glorious deeds
our hearts will inspire!
Their glorious deeds, their glorious deeds,
their glorious deeds our hearts will inspire!


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