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Chamber Music I

Word count: 51

Song Cycle by Ernesto P. Pellegrini (b. 1932)

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?. Strings in the earth and air [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE HUN POL

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Strings in the earth and air 
  Make music sweet; 
Strings by the river where 
  The willows meet. 

There's music along the river 
  [For Love wanders there,]1
Pale [flowers]1 on his mantle, 
  Dark leaves on his hair. 

All softly playing, 
  With head to [the]3 music bent, 
And fingers straying 
  Upon an instrument.


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1 not set by Berio.
2 Coulthard: "flow'rs"
3 omitted by Coulthard

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