Drew Minter

Drew Minter : Handel, Giulio Cesare. Va tacito e nascosto. Drew Minter, countertenor.

George Frideric Handel
Va tacito e nascosto, from Giulio Cesare
Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym
Origionally sung by Senesino, 1724
Drew Minter, countertenor

As the crafty huntsman,
in pursuit of his prey,
stalks along in silence, unseen, /
so he who is intent upon wrongdoing
takes care to conceal
the treachery in his heart. / (da capo)

(Alternate translation)
The cunning hunter moves silently and stealthily
when he is eager for prey. /
And he who is disposed to evil
Does not wish the deceitfulness
Of his heart to be seen. / (da capo)
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Va tacito e nascosto
quand'avido è di preda
l'astuto cacciator
E chi è mal far disposto
non brama che si veda
l'inganno del suo corDescription