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So sann sie nach und schwang die Flügel

Language: German (Deutsch)

 So sann sie nach und schwang die Flügel
 Jetzt über Indiens Blumenhügel.

 O süßes Land! O Götterpracht!
 Es flüstern die Palmen sacht,
 Es flimmert die Sternennacht,
 Dort schäumt auf Bernsteingrund das Meer
 Über Korallenriffe her,
 Dort brütet heiß der Sonne Brand,
 Im Schoß der Berge Diamant,
 Es rieseln, reichen Bräuten gleich,
 Die Bächlein hold an Golde reich,
 Dort duften Sandelhaine süß ­
 O Paradies!

Translation(s): FRE ITA SPA

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Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ainsi elle songeait et battit des ailes", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Erano questi i suoi pensieri, e agitò le ali", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:39:25
Line count: 15
Word count: 66

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Ainsi elle songeait et battit des ailes

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

Ténor solo
 Ainsi elle songeait et battit des ailes
 À présent au-dessus des collines fleuries d'Inde.

Quatuor vocal
 Ô douce terre ! Ô magnificence des dieux !
 Les palmiers chuchotent doucement,
 La nuit étoilée scintille,
 Là, la mer écume sur le fond d'ambre
 Au-dessus des récifs de corail,
 Là le feu brûlant du soleil couve
 Des diamants au sein de la montagne,
 Comme de riches fiancées, coulent
 Des petits ruisseaux adorables, riches en or,
 Là des buissons de santal au doux parfum -- 
 Ô Paradis !

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:06
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Word count: 85