Vivaldi: Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione Op 8
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Movement 1: Allegro non molto
Movement 2: Adagio – Presto
Movement 3: Presto
the fear of the lightning and the thunder’s roar,
and the gnats and flies that buzz furiously,
deprive his fatigued limbs of rest.
Alas, his worst fears were warranted.
The thunder roars, the sky flares, and hailstones
sever the heads of the proudly standing corn.
from notes by Antonio Vivaldi ©