Somervell’s English lyrics set to his piano arrangements of 18th century Italian opera arias. The songs are not translations of the arias, although the original Italian lyrics are printed below the English text. In this volume, ‘A suoi piedi’ from Tamerlano, a dramatic aria in which a father denounces the daughter he believes to be disloyal, becomes ‘Lovely summer!
Rides the sun in glory above’! Arias from Handel’s Operas: A Guide to Selected Existing Sources and A Rationale for New Useful Editions. That authorship is confirmed in RISM.