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Les donneurs de sérénades

Language: French (Français)

Les donneurs de sérénades
Et les belles écouteuses
Échangent des propos fades
Sous les ramures chanteuses.

C'est Tircis et c'est Aminte,
Et c'est l'éternel Clitandre,
Et c'est Damis qui pour mainte
Cruelle [fait]1 maint vers tendre.

Leurs courtes vestes de soie,
Leurs longues robes à queues,
Leur élégance, leur joie
Et leurs molles ombres bleues,

Tourbillonnent dans l'extase
D'une lune rose et grise,
Et la mandoline jase
Parmi les frissons de brise.


Translation(s): CHI ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER SPA

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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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  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Mei Foong Ang) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , "Mandolin", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Mandolina", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:53
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Mandolina

Language: Spanish (Español) after the French (Français)

Los que dan las serenatas
Y las bellas que escuchan
Parlotean con recato
Bajo el rumor de la fronda.

Es Tircis y es Aminta,
Es el eterno Clítandro
Y también Damis, que a tantas
Paga desdén con ternezas.

Breves levitas de seda,
Largos vestidos de cola,
Su elegancia, su alegría
Y sus sombras desvaídas

Giran, cautivos del éxtasis
De una luna rosa y gris.
Y en la brisa estremecida
Lo glosa todo la mandolina.


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  • Translation from French (Français) to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2004 by Alfredo García, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), "Mandoline", appears in Fêtes galantes, no. 15, first published 1869 CHI ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Francis de Bourguignon, René Chansarel, Reine Colaço Osorio-Swaab, Gérard Condé, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Claude Achille Debussy, Alphons Diepenbrock, Gabriel Dupont, Gabriel Fauré, Ange Flégier, Paul Fournier, Gabriel Grovlez, Reynaldo Hahn, Robert Herberigs, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Paul Le Flem, Bernard de Lisle, L. Marié, Bernard Panouillot, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Gil Plechoyano, Irena Regina Poldowski, Carlos Suffern, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2004-04-10.
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