Four Songs on Texts of Anonymous Poets

Song Cycle by Martin Amlin

Word count: 154

1. Aucassin et Nicolette [sung text not yet checked]

Nicolette au beau maintien
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  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

2. The silver swanne [sung text not yet checked]

The silver swan who, living, had no note,
when death approached, unlocked her silent throat.

Leaning her breast against the reedy shore,
thus sung her first and last, and sung no more:

"Farewell all joys, O death come close [mine]1 eyes.
More geese than swans now live, more fools than wise."

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Dwain Richardson) , "Le cygne argenté", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Martin Stock) , "Der Silberschwan", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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1 Bachlund, Baxter, Rorem: "my"

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3. Con el viento murmuran las hojas... [sung text not yet checked]

Con el viento murmuran, 
madre, las hojas, 
Y al sonido me duermo 
bajo su sombra! 

So pla un manzo viento 
alegre Y suave 
che mueve la nave 
la nave de mi pen sa miento
Da me tal contento 
que y a me parece 
quel el Cielo me ofrece 
El bien por des hora 

Y al sonido me duermo 
bajo su sombra 

Si a caso recuerdo 
me halo entre las flores 
Y de mis dolores 
a penas me acuerdo 
De vista los pierdo 
Del sueno vencida 
Y da me la vida 
El suen de las hojas 

Y al sonido me duermo 
bajo su sombra!

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4. Die Freude dieser Welt [sung text not yet checked]

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  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author