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Ecco mormorar l'onde

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ecco mormorar l'onde
e tremolar le fronde
a l'aura mattutina e gl'arborscelli.
E sovra i [verdi]1 rami i vaghi augelli
cantar soavemente
e rider l'oriente
ecco già l'alba appare
e si specchia nel mare
e rasserena il cielo
e [le campagne]1 imperla il dolce gelo
e gl'alti monti indora.
O bella e vagh'aurora
l'aura è tua messagiera, e tu de l'aura
ch'ogn'arso cor ristaura.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Submitted by Linda Godry


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Henny Preuss) , title 1: "Da murmeln schon die Wellen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Maintenant l'eau murmure", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 14
Word count: 64

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Da murmeln schon die Wellen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

Da murmeln schon die Wellen,
die Blätter und die Zweige zittern
in der morgendlichen Luft.
Über den Zweigen singen lieblich
die anmutigen Vögel,
der Orient lächelt schon und die
Morgenröte erscheint,
sie spiegelt sich im Meer wieder ,
sie erheitert den Himmel und
läßt das Eis zu Perlen auftauen
und vergoldet die hohen Berge.
Oh, die schöne und reizende Morgenröte,
sie ist deine Botin und du, du bist
Botin der Luft,
die jedes durstige Herz erfrischt.

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Text added to the website: 2004-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 15
Word count: 76