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Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été

Language: French (Français)

Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été
Le grand soleil, complice de ma joie,
Fera, parmi le satin et la soie,
Plus belle encor votre chère beauté ;

Le ciel tout bleu, comme une haute tente,
Frissonnera somptueux à longs plis
Sur nos deux fronts [heureux]1 qu'auront pâlis
L'émotion du bonheur et l'attente;

Et quand le soir viendra, l'air sera doux
Qui se jouera, caressant, dans vos voiles,
Et les regards paisibles des étoiles
Bienveillamment souriront aux époux.

Translation(s): ENG GER GER HUN

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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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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation possibly by Stefan Zweig (1881 - 1942) ENG ; composed by Willi Czernik, Franz Dannehl, Artur Immisch.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Franz Evers (1871 - 1947) ENG ; composed by Georg Trexler.
  • Also set in Hungarian (Magyar), a translation by Lőrinc Szabó (1900 - 1957) ENG ; composed by József Soproni.

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

  • ENG English (Laura L. Nagle) , "And so, it shall be on a bright summer's day", copyright © 2007, (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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Word count: 79

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And so, it shall be on a bright summer's day

Language: English after the French (Français)

And so, it shall be on a bright summer's day:
The great sun, complicit in my joy,
Shall, amidst the satin and silk,
Make your dear beauty more beauteous still;

The bluest sky, like a tall tent,
Shall ripple in long creases
Upon our two happy foreheads, white
With happiness and anticipation;

And when the evening comes, the caressing breeze
That plays in your veils shall be sweet,
And the peaceful gazes of the stars
Shall smile benevolently upon the lovers.

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 19, first published 1870
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Tony Aubin, Charles Bordes, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Lucien Darras, Gabriel Fauré, Jacques de Fontenailles, Eduardo García Mansilla, Philippe Gaubert, Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, Reynaldo Hahn, Rodolphe-Adolphe-Joseph Herrmann, Mikhail Mikhailovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Jean-Henri Maillot, Raymond Moulaert, Ernest Willem Mulder, Simone Saivre, Pierre Salet, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Louis Vierne, Lucien Wurmser. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2007-02-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20

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