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Air vif

Language: French (Français)

Le trésor du verger et le jardin en fête,
Les fleurs des champs, des bois, éclatent de plaisir,
Hélas! hélas! Et sur leur tête le vent enfle sa voix.

Mais toi noble océan que l'assaut des tourmentes 
Ne saurait ravager
Certes plus dignement, lorsque tu te lamentes,
Tu te prends à songer.

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Lively air", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Lebhafte Weise", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Lebhaftes Lied", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Lively song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Lively song

Language: English after the French (Français)

What splendor, the blossoming fruit trees and the garden are in a festive mood,
The wild flowers, the woods, are rejoicing,
Beware! Beware! The wind's voice is already rising above their heads.

But you noble ocean, who by the onslaught of the gales
will hardly be touched
Certainly with more dignity, even if complaining,
You will withdraw in contemplation.

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  • Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2008 by Linda Godry, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2008-02-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:37
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