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Und wie sie niederwärts sich schwingt

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Und wie sie niederwärts sich schwingt,
 Eine Schar von Peris sie umringt:

 Peri, ist's wahr,
 Daß du in den Himmel willst?
 Genügt dir nicht
 Das Sonnenlicht
 Und Sterne, Mond und Erde?
 Peri, ist's wahr,
 Daß du in den Himmel willst?
 So nimm uns eilig mit.

 Mit ihrer Schwestern Worten wächst ihr Schmerz,
 Schwer ist ihr Fittich, trüb' ihr Herz;
 Freudlos sieht sie die Sonn' sich neigen
 Dort hinterm Tempel, einst ihr eigen,
 Des Säulen, hoch und einsam, weit
 Die Schatten breiten durch die Au'n.

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) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "E mentre ella discende volando", 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: 19
Word count: 87

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Et comme elle descend sur ses ailes

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

Ténor solo
 Et comme elle descend sur ses ailes,
 Une troupe de Péris l'entoure :

 Péri, est-ce vrai
 Que tu veux entrer au ciel ?
 N'as-tu pas assez
 Avec la lumière du soleil
 Et des étoiles, de la lune et de la terre ?
 Péri, est-ce vrai
 Que tu veux entrer au ciel ?
 Alors hâte-toi de nous prendre aussi.

Baryton solo
 Aux mots de ses sœurs sa douleur s'accroît,
 Ses ailes sont lourdes, son cœur est troublé ;
 Sans joie elle voit le soleil se pencher
 Là-bas derrière ce temple, autrefois le sien,
 Dont les colonnes, hautes et solitaires,
 Les ombres s'étendent à travers la plaine.

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Text added to the website: 2012-12-13.
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Word count: 108