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Votre âme est un paysage choisi

Language: French (Français)

Votre âme est un paysage choisi
Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques,
Jouant du luth et dansant, et quasi
Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques!

Tout en chantant sur le mode mineur
L'amour vainqueur et la vie opportune.
Ils n'ont pas l'air de croire à leur bonheur,
Et leur chanson se mêle au clair de lune,

Au calme clair de lune triste et beau,
Qui fait rêver, les oiseaux [dans]1 les arbres,
Et sangloter d'extase les jets d'eau,
Les grands jets d'eau sveltes parmi les marbres.


Translation(s): CAT CHI ENG FIN GER GER GER GER GER

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1 Diepenbrock: "sous"

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Anna Brull Piñol) , "Clar de Lluna", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (中文) (Yen-Chiang Che) , "月光", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Peter Low) , "Moonlight", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Nele Gramß) , "Mondlicht", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Mondlicht", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Pierre Mathé) , "Mondschein", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Mondschein

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

So seltsam scheint mir deine Seele, wie
ein Park, durch den ein Zug von Masken flimmert,
doch Tanz und ihrer Lauten Melodie
verbirgt nur Schmerz, der durch die Masken schimmert.

Von Liebe singen sie, bespöttelnd ihr Geschick,
doch Mollklang macht das lose Klimpern trüber,
es scheint, sie glauben selbst nicht an ihr Glück,
und leise rinnt ihr Lied in Mondschein über.

Im Mondschein, der, sanfttraurig, blass und blank,
die Vögel träumen läßt hoch in den Bäumen
und schluchzen die Fontänen, dass sie schlank
und schauernd in die Marmorschalen schäumen.


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), "Clair de lune", appears in Fêtes galantes, no. 1, first published 1869 CAT CHI ENG FIN
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georges Antoine, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, René Chansarel, Gustave Charpentier, Chenard-Huché, Charles Colas, Claude Achille Debussy, Colette Delatour, Alphons Diepenbrock, Gabriel Fauré, Noël Lee, Madeleine Lemariey, Ruth Matarasso, Émile Nérini, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Adrien Remacle, Louis Schopfer, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, Anna Teichmüller, Édouard Trémisot, Frank Van Nimwegen, Alexander Voormolen, Judith Lang Zaimont. 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: 2011-07-13.
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