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Doch seine Ströme sind jetzt rot

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Doch seine Ströme sind jetzt rot
 Von Menschenblut,
 Es wütet fürchterlich der Tod;
 Er schreitet durch die blumigen Wiesen
 Verheerend mit den ehernen Füßen.
 O Land der Sonne, wessen Schritt
 Geht über deinen Boden,
 Wirft deine Pfeiler um, zertritt
 Die Göttersäulen und Pagoden?
 Er ist's, er ist's von Gazna,
 Er naht in seinem grimmen Zorn!

Chor der Eroberer
 Gazna lebe, der mächtige Fürst!

Chor der Inder
 Es sterbe der Tyrann!

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) , "Mais ses flots étaient maintenant écarlates", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Ma ora i suoi fiumi si sono tinti di rosso", 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: 16
Word count: 71

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Mais ses flots étaient maintenant écarlates

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

 Mais ses flots étaient maintenant écarlates
 De sang humain,
 La mort était en furie de manière épouvantable :
 Il avançait à travers les prairies en fleurs 
 Dévastant tout de ses pieds d'airain.
 Ô terre du soleil, quels pas 
 Marchent sur ton corps,
 Jette à bas ton pilier, piétine
 Les colonnes des dieux et les pagodes ?
 Il est là, il est là celui de Gazna,
 Il s'approche dans sa terrible colère !

Chœur des conquérants
 Vive Gazna, le puissant prince !

Chœur des Indiens
 Mort au tyran !

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
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Word count: 89