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Requiescat

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Still, daß sie es nicht hört,
Leise hier geh!
Wachsen das Masslieb hört
Sie unterm Schnee.

All ihr Haar hell wie Gold
Des Moders Raub,
Sie, die so jung und hold
Sank in den Staub.

Weiss wie Schnee, lilienklar,
Wusste sie kaum,
Daß sie ein Mägdlein war,
Wuchs wie im Traum.

Sarg nun und schwerer Stein
Lasten auf Stein;
Ich quäl'mein Herz allein,
Sie schlummert hier.

Frieden! Nicht Lautenschall
Hört sie noch Lieder;
Hier ruht mein Leben all
Werft Erde nieder!


Translation(s): FRE

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Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), "Requiescat", from Poems, first published 1881
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Howard Leake Boatwright, George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, Kathleen Blair Clarke, Henry Clough-Leighter, George Cory, Luigi Dallapiccola, Matthew Emery, Ferenc Farkas, Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, Harold Vincent Jervis-Read, Robert William Jones, George Frederick McKay, Thomas Pasatieri, Ned Rorem, Evelyn Sharpe, David Van Vactor, Gordon Ellsworth Young. Go to the text.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Qu'elle repose", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-12-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02
Line count: 20
Word count: 81

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Qu'elle repose

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Silence, qu'elle n'entende pas ,
Marchez doucement !
Elle entend pousser les pâquerettes,
Sous la neige.

Toute sa chevelure brillante comme l'or
Est la proie de la pourriture,
Elle qui était si jeune et si belle
Est tombée en poussière.

Blanche comme la neige, claire comme le lys,
À peine savait-elle
Qu'elle était une jeune fille,
Elle grandissait comme dans un rêve.

Maintenant un cercueil et une pierre plus lourde
Pèse sur la pierre ;
Je torture mon cœur solitaire,
Elle sommeille ici.

Paix ! Ni le son du luth,
Ni les chants elle n'entend ;
Ici repose toute ma vie
Sous un tas de terre.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Based on
Based on
  • a text in English by Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), "Requiescat", from Poems, first published 1881
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Howard Leake Boatwright, George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, Kathleen Blair Clarke, Henry Clough-Leighter, George Cory, Luigi Dallapiccola, Matthew Emery, Ferenc Farkas, Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, Harold Vincent Jervis-Read, Robert William Jones, George Frederick McKay, Thomas Pasatieri, Ned Rorem, Evelyn Sharpe, David Van Vactor, Gordon Ellsworth Young. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-12-18.
Last modified: 2014-12-18 16:11:29
Line count: 20
Word count: 106