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Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Notes, Historical Information, and Sonnets

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Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Spring - Sonnet Text
Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons: Notes, Historical Information, and Sonnets

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  1. Spring has come and joyfully the birds greet it with happy song, and the brooks, while the streams flow along with gentle murmur as the zephyrs blow. There come, shrouding the air with a black cloak, lighting and thunder chosen to herald [the storm]; then, when these are silent, the little birds return to their melodious incantations.
  2. And now, in the pleasant, flowery meadow, to the soft murmur of leaves and plants, the goatherd sleeps with his faithful dog at his side.
  3. To the festive sound of a pastoral bagpipe, nymphs and shepherds dance under their beloved roof, greeting the glittering arrival of the spring.
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