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Un grand sommeil noir

Language: French (Français)

Un grand sommeil noir
Tombe sur ma vie :
Dormez, tout espoir,
Dormez, toute envie !

Je ne vois plus rien,
Je perds la mémoire
Du mal et du bien...
Ô la triste histoire !

Je suis un berceau
Qu'une main balance
Au creux d'un caveau :
Silence, silence !


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG GER GER GER GER HUN HUN HUN RUS RUS RUS RUS SLO

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Originally titled Berceuse (Cellulairement, no. 8).


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Corinne Orde) , "A long black sleep", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HUN Hungarian (Magyar) (Tamás Rédey) , "Egy álom", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Ruhe

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

Ein großer schwarzer Traum
legt sich auf mein Leben;
Alles wird zu Raum,
Alles wird entschweben.

Ich kann nichts mehr sehn,
all das Gute, Schlimme;
kann dich nicht verstehen,
o du trübe Stimme.

Eine dunkle Hand
schaukelt meinen Willen,
glättet mein Gewand,
still im Stillen.


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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, written 1873, appears in Sagesse, in Sagesse III, no. 5, first published 1880 ENG ENG HUN RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): José André, Georges Antoine, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, H. Baston-Couat, Armand Bernaert, François Berthet, Serge Bortkiewicz, Nadia Boulanger, Félix Bousquet, Marguerite Canal, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, Pierre Chépélov, Suzanne Coquelin, André-Marie Cuvelier, Lucien Darras, Fidès Devriès, Albert Doyen, Blair Fairchild, Dirk Foch, Gérard Frasca, Marius-François Gaillard, Eduardo García Mansilla, Gabriel Grovlez, Arthur Honegger, André Jolivet, Léo Kok, Pavel Ivanovich Kovalev, Philippe Krawczyk, Guillaume Landré, Raoul Laparra, Charles-Hilaire Laurent, N. Lavenant, Arthur Vincent Lourié, Frédéric Michel, Michel-Francou, Klaus Miehling, Eugeniusz de Morawski, Jerzy Nawrocki, Carolus Dietmar Oberstadt, Norman Houston O'Neill, Héctor Panizza, Bernard Panouillot, Antonio Parera, Paule Perrin, Jeanne-Eugénie Philippon, André Pollonnais, Marta Ptaszyńska, René Rabey, Maurice Ravel, Léo Sachs, Lazare Saminsky, Gustave Sandré, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, Paul-Louis-Camille Schlosser, Martha Helen Schmidt, Hélène-Azuna Semama, dit H. Servoz, Ludwig-Wolfgang Simoni, Igor Stravinsky, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Paul Tortelier, Edgard Varèse, Louis Vierne, Axel Raoul Wachtmeister, Pierre Zeppilli. Go to the text.

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


Text added to the website: 2007-06-11 00:00:00.

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