bascia mille

(2008) 13′
Alto voices (2 parts, minimum 4 singers), percussion (2), harp and strings


Lyrics

Sung in Latin

Excerpt of a love poem by latin poet Catullus (ca. 84–54 BC)

Soles occidere et redire possunt;
nobis, cum semel occidit brevis lux,
nox est perpetua una dormienda.
Da mi basia mille.

English translation:

Suns are able to set and return;
once the brief light sets,
we must sleep one perpetual night.
Give me one thousand kisses.


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