Ombra Mai Fu – G. F. Handel (Andreas Scholl)

The absolutely delightful Largo from Serse (Xerses) – Ombra Mai Fu – written by Handel and sung by the extraordinary countertenor Andreas Scholl:

Ombra mai fu
di vegetabile,
cara ed amabile,
soave più

Never was a shade
of any plant
dearer and more lovely,
or more sweet.

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