Canto I


"Canto I" is a setting of Longfellow's translation of "Canto VI" of the Inferno by Dante Alighieri. The setting is for tenor, horn and piano for four hands and structurally, is similar to Benjamin Britten's, "Serenade" for tenor, horn and strings.

Sheet music may be purchased directly from the composer: [email protected]

Canto VI (from the Inferno)
by Dante Alighieri
trans. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

New torments I behold, and new tormented
Around me, whichsoever way I move,
And whichsoever way I turn, and gaze.

In the third circle am I of the rain
Eternal, maledict, and cold, and heavy;
Its law and quality are never new.

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