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Mélodrame et chœur

Language: French (Français)

De roses vermeilles
Nos champs sont fleuris,
Et le bras des treilles
Tend à nos corbeilles
Ses raisins mûris.

Puisque chaque année
Jetant aux hivers
Sa robe fanée,
Renaît couronnée
De feuillages verts,

Puisque toute chose
S'offre à notre main
Pour qu'elle en dispose,
Effeuillons la rose,
Foulons le raisin ;

Car le temps nous presse
D'un constant effort ;
Hier la jeunesse,
Ce soir la vieillesse,
Et demain la mort.

Étrange mystère !
Chaque homme à son tour
Passe solitaire
Un jour sur la terre ;

Mais pendant ce jour,
De roses vermeilles
Nos champs sont fleuris,
Et le bras des treilles
Tend à nos corbeilles
Ses raisins mûris.


Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

Authorship


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

  • by Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924), "Mélodrame et chœur", op. 52 no. 4, published [1888], first performed 1888 [women's chorus and orchestra], from the [a play]

    incidental music Caligula, no. 4, Paris, J. Hamelle [

    ]

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