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Récitatif

Language: French (Français)

Les oiseaux d'alentour 
chantent dans ce bocage, 
et je connois à leur ramage 
que rien ne manque plus 
au bonheur de leurs feux. 
Ils goûtent avant moi 
les fruits de la constance; 
Peut-être mieux traités, 
sont-ils plus amoureux.


Translation(s): ENG GER

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Submitted by Scott Mello

Authorship


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) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Rezitativ", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Recitative", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-04-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:40
Line count: 9
Word count: 38

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Recitative

Language: English after the French (Français)

The birds all around
Are singing in that thicket,
And their singing tells me
That nothing troubles them
And diminishes their ardour.
Even before me they taste
The fruit of quiet resilience;
Perhaps they are better prepared,
For great love.


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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: 2008-06-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:43
Line count: 9
Word count: 40