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Mélodrame et chœur

Language: French (Français)

César a fermé la paupière ;
Au jour doit succéder la nuit ;
Que s'éteigne toute lumière,
Que s'évanouisse tout bruit.

A travers ces arcades sombres,
Enfants aux folles passions,
Disparaissez comme des ombres,
Fuyez comme des visions.

Allez, que le caprice emporte
Chaque àme selon son désir,
Et que, close après vous, la porte
Ne se rouvre plus qu'au plaisir.

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)

  • by Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924), "Mélodrame et chœur", op. 52 no. 5, published [1888], first performed 1888 [women's chorus and orchestra], from the a play - incidental music Caligula, no. 5, Paris, J. Hamelle [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Last modified: 2014-11-16 19:21:36
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