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Sainte

Language: French (Français)

À la fenêtre recélant
Le santal vieux qui se dédore
De la viole étincelant
Jadis [avec]1 flûte ou mandore

Est la sainte pâle, étalant
Le livre vieux qui se déplie
Du Magnificat ruisselant
Jadis selon vêpre [et]2 complie:

À ce vitrage d'ostensoir
Que frôle une harpe par l'Ange
Formée avec son vol du soir
Pour la délicate phalange

Du doigt que, sans le vieux santal
Ni le vieux livre, elle balance
Sur le plumage instrumental,
Musicienne du silence.


Translation(s): ENG

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First published 1883.

1 Ravel: "selon"
2 Ravel: "ou"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Stephen Jackson) , title 1: "Sainte", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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