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La lune blanche

Language: French (Français)

La lune blanche 
Luit dans les bois ;
De chaque branche 
Part une voix 
Sous la ramée...

Ô bien aimée.

L'étang reflète,
Profond miroir,
La silhouette
Du saule noir
Où le vent pleure...

Rêvons, c'est l'heure.

Un vaste et tendre
Apaisement
Semble descendre
Du firmament
Que l'astre irise...

C'est l'heure exquise.


Translation(s): CZE CZE ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FIN GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GER GRE HUN HUN ITA ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA SRB

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Grant A. Lewis) , "The white moon", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Charles Hopkins) , "The Moment of Ecstasy", written 2002, first published 2002, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kalpea kuu", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Der weiße Mond", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Charles Hopkins) , written c2005, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Λευκή σελήνη", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La luna bianca", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "La hora exquisita", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alberto Bonati) , "La luna blanca", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The moon shines

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

The moon shines,
white, in the woods;
from each branch,
a voice comes
from beneath the bough…

O beloved.

The pool gives off a reflection,
a reflection of depth,
the silhouette
of the black willow
where the wind weeps…

Let us dream, this is the moment,

An all-embracing tenderness
and calm
seems to descend
from the firmament,
that the star makes iridescent...

This is the moment of ecstasy.


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Confirmed with an original Microsoft Word Document provided by Alistair Hinton. Note: the source is missing line breaks after lines 9 and -3 (or 16) and have been added in accordance with Hopkins' 2002 original. A misspelling in the source has also been corrected above ("iridiscent" -> "iridescent").

Hopkins' translation of title "L'heure exquise" = "The moment of ecstasy"


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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 6, first published 1870 ENG ENG ENG FIN GRE HUN ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA CZE CZE ENG ENG HUN ITA SRB
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julián Aguirre, Christophe Arfan, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, Jacky-Antoine-Joseph Azzopardi, Marc-Gustave Bacon, Karl Baraquin, Georges Bariel, Joseph Bayer, Paul Beaufre, J. Bertuccio, Adolphe Biarent, Jean-Robert Blanc, Philippe Bodin, Willem Frederik Bon, Suzanne Bonis-Charancle, Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Kees Bornewasser, Serge Bortkiewicz, Michel Bosc, Vincent Bouchot, Émile von Brucken-Fock, René-Désiré Buérick, Patrick Burgan, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, M. Capilonch, Jacques Chailley, Ernest Amédée Chausson, Chenard-Huché, Léopold-Charles Cluytens, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Richard Cornu, Alfred Cozanet, dit Jean d'Udine, Raffaele D'Alessandro, Lucien Darras, Vincenzo Davico, Karl Heinrich David, Enrico De Leva, Abel Decaux, Émile-Henri-J.-B. Defosse, dit Henry Defosse, René Defossez, Lex van Delden, Frederick Delius, Marc Delmas, Édouard-Léon-Stéphen Detraux, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Anton M. Dianov, Alphons Diepenbrock, Albert Doyen, Marthe Ducourau, André Dulaurens, Gabriel Fauré, Robert de Faÿ, Edmond Filipucci, Édouard-Ernest Fillacier, Ange Flégier, Eduardo García Mansilla, Philippe Gaubert, Arthur Gentil, Raoul Gradis, Gabriel Grovlez, Reynaldo Hahn, Edgar Hamelle, Swan Hennessy, Hugo Herrmann, Allen van Höveln, Chenard Huche, Georges Itasse, Hans Jelmoli, Werner Josten, Jeanne Joulain, Paul Jumel, Gaston Knosp, Léo Kok, Jan Maarten Komter, Alfred Kullmann, Fernand La Borne, Marguerite Labori, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Jules-Honoré Lasaïgues, Sylvio Lazzari, Madeleine Lemariey, Michel Maurice Lévy, dit Betove, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, Harvey Worthington Loomis, Fernand-Jacques Luga, Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky, Louis Marchand-Savières, Jules Massenet, René-Jean Matter, Augustin Maurage, dit A. Guerama, Lucien Mawet, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Armand Merck, Maria Mérina, René Mertzig, Paul Michoudet, Klaus Miehling, Miloje Milojevic, Léon Moreau, René Mottart, Jules-Ernest Georges Mouquet, Ernest Willem Mulder, Franco Michele Napolitano, Émile Nérini, Marta Nervi, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Frits Noske, Bernard Panouillot, Achille Philip, dit Paul Camyl's, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Paul Pierné, Irena Regina Poldowski, Wilhelm Rettich, Léon-Ambroise Riffaud, dit Duaffir, Jean Robert, Madeleine Roman-Lauvière, Amédée Rosier, Jean-Lucien Roudière, Daniel Ruyneman, Joseph Ryelandt, Léo Sachs, Adolfo Salazar, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, C.-P. Simon, René Simon, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Kaikhosru Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, A. Tarbouriech, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Touchard, Cayetano Troiani (attribution uncertain), Henriette J. Van den Brandeler, Lajos Vass, J. Villatte, Charles-Adrien Vincent, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

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