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Ecco mormorar l'onde

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Ecco mormorar l'onde
e tremolar le fronde
a l'aura mattutina e gl'arborscelli.
E sovra i [verdi]1 rami i vaghi augelli
cantar soavemente
e rider l'oriente
ecco già l'alba appare
e si specchia nel mare
e rasserena il cielo
e [le campagne]1 imperla il dolce gelo
e gl'alti monti indora.
O bella e vagh'aurora
l'aura è tua messagiera, e tu de l'aura
ch'ogn'arso cor ristaura.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Submitted by Linda Godry


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) (Henny Preuss) , title 1: "Da murmeln schon die Wellen", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Maintenant l'eau murmure", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-11-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 14
Word count: 64

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Maintenant l'eau murmure

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Maintenant l'eau murmure
Et les feuilles tremblent
Dans la brise du matin ainsi que les arbustes
Et sur les rameaux verts les beaux oiseaux
Chantent suavement,
Et l'est sourit.
Voici que l'aube apparaît,
Et se mire dans la mer,
Et éclaire le ciel,
Et transforme en perles la douce rosée,
Et les hautes montagnes en or.
Ô belle et adorable aurore,
La brise est ta messagère, et toi celle de la brise,
Qui rafraîchit tous les cœurs brûlants.

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Text added to the website: 2013-03-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:08
Line count: 14
Word count: 78