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Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde
 Vor Edens Tor,
 Im Herzen Himmelshoffnungsglück:
 Ob sich die Pforte öffnen werde,
 Sie fragt's mit stummem Liebesblick.

Der Engel
 Gern grüßen wir, die so gegangen
 Den Heldentod fürs Vaterland.
 Doch sieh, noch weicht der eh'rne Riegel nicht
 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

Translation(s): FRE ITA SPA

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Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La Péri marche avec une allure timide", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La Peri si avvicina timidamente", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
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Word count: 73

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La Peri llega con tímidos ademanes

Language: Spanish (Español) after the German (Deutsch)

 La Peri llega con tímidos ademanes
 a la puerta del Edén,
 en su corazón la esperanza de la dicha celestial,
 y con muda mirada amorosa pregunta
 si la puertas le serán abiertas.

El ángel
 Con gusto recibimos a quienes
 por la patria han enfrentado una heroica muerte.
 Pero mira, aún no cede el férreo cerrojo, 
 más santa ha de ser la ofrenda
 que la puerta de la luz te haga franquear.

Coro de los ángeles
 Más santa ha de ser la ofrenda
 que la puerta de la luz te haga franquear.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2014 by Saúl Botero Restrepo, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2014-05-28.
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