5. The Leaf from "Six Italian Love Duets" by Georg Fredric Handel: Janet Wheeler and Eileen Laurence, sopranos; with Dorothy Walters, harpsichord. Amphion Recording CL2113. Remastered by Mike Burke. Handel used music from these duets in "Messiah." I am posting these in cantatas in honor of my mother, Ms. Wheeler, who passed over on Christmas, 2015.
Translation: 5. Light and elusive leaf, fleeting breath of air, Your favor is always unpredictable. Wise is that heart which, remaining free, Never puts faith in the placid, deceiving smile of your countenance.