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There be none of Beauty's daughters

Language: English

There be none of Beauty's daughters
  With a magic like thee;
And like music on the waters
  Is thy sweet voice to me:
When, as if its sound were causing
The [charmèd]1 ocean's pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And the lull'd winds seem dreaming:

And the midnight moon is weaving
  Her bright chain o'er the deep;
Whose breast is gently heaving
  As an infant's asleep:
So the spirit bows before thee,
To listen and adore thee;
With a full but soft emotion,
Like the swell of Summer's ocean.


Translation(s): DAN DUT FRE GER GER GER ITA RUS

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1 Mendelssohn: "charm'd"

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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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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Alexis Paulin Pâris) , "Stances à mettre en musique"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Fra tutte le più belle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2017-04-16 15:42:42
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Keine gleicht von allen Schönen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Keine gleicht von allen Schönen,
Zauberhafte, dir!
Wie Musik auf Wassern tönen
Deine Worte mir;
Wenn das Meer vergißt zu rauschen,
Um entzückt zu lauschen,
Lichte Wellen leise schäumen,
Eingelullte Winde träumen:

Wenn der Mond die Silberkette
Über Fluten spinnt,
Deren Brust im stillen Bette
Atmet, wie ein Kind:
Also liegt mein Herz versunken,
Lauschend, wonnetrunken,
Sanft gewiegt und voll sich labend,
Wie des Meeres Sommerabend.


Translation(s): FRE

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Based on
  • a text in English by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Stanzas for music", appears in Poems, first published 1816 DAN DUT FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gilbert A. Alcock, Frances Allitsen, Jan van Amerongen, David Arditti, Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, Ivor Algernon Atkins, Frederic Balazs, Harry C. Banks, Edward Johnson Bellerby, Oscar Bernard, Albert E. Bevan, Allan Biggs, Karl Bjorseth, Charles Braun, A. Herbert Brewer, Arthur Henry Brown, Edward Bunnett, Rex de Cairos-Rego, Joseph Carleton, Thomas Case, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Frederick William Clarke, William Clayton, George B. Cogdell, William Collins, Alfred Redgrave Cripps, Edward Joseph Dent, Giuseppe Dinelli, John Downs, Jr., John Lodge Ellerton, Kenneth George Finlay, Bernard Fitzgerald, James S. Ford, Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, Alan Gray, Joseph R. W. Harding, Horton Harris, David Haupt, Carl Hause, Maria Billington Hawes, Henry Faulkner Henniker, Alexander Frederic von Hessen, Joseph Charles Holbrooke, Franklin Hopkins, William Henry Humiston, A. Isly, Lucina Jewell, William Noel Johnson, Laura Karpman, Philip Knapton, Henry Francis Limpus, Hamish MacCunn, William Mason, Tobias Augustus Matthay, Colin McAlpin, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Antonio L. Mora, Ignaz Moscheles, Anne Sheppard Mounsey, Thomas Molleson Mudie, Sigismund von Neukomm, Joseph Edward Newell, Roy Newman, Harold Noble, Samuel Harold Oakley, Robert Owens, Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir, Charles Paston-Cooper, Henry Hugo Pierson, Frederick Piket, John Pointer, Arthur John Pritchard, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Roger Quilter, Costi C. Ralli, George Rathbone, Herbert Frederick Birch Reynardson, G. O. Seers, Arthur Sewell, Duncan Smyth, Laurence Southwick, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Jack Meredith Tatton, John Thomas, John Thomson, Millard S. Thomson, Donald Francis Tovey, Richard Henry Walthew, Budgeon Ward, Wintter Watts, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Mary Louise White, Maude Valérie White, Charles Wood, Donald Wood, Thomas Henry Wright. Go to the text.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Aucune de toutes les belles n'égale", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-10-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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