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The house was still, the room was still 'Twas eventide in June; A caged canary to the sun Then setting, trilled a tune. A free bird on the lilac-bush Outside the lattice heard; He listened long -- there came a hush, He dropped an answering word.
- by Charlotte Brontë (1816 - 1855), "Eventide", appears in Brontë Poems, first published 1915 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by J. Bertram Fox (1881 - 1946), "Eventide", published 1921. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Tombée du jour", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "A sera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani
This text was added to the website: 2008-01-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 45
Silencieuse était la maison, silencieuse la pièce, C'était la tombée du jour en juin ; Un canari, en cage, au soleil Envoyait une trille harmonieuse. Un oiseau libre, sur le lilas, En dehors de la cage l'entendit ; Il écouta longtemps -- puis vint un silence, Il laissa tomber un mot de réponse.
- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by Charlotte Brontë (1816 - 1855), "Eventide", appears in Brontë Poems, first published 1915
This text was added to the website: 2015-01-19
Line count: 8
Word count: 52