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Ma vie en ce séjour Est un ruisseau limpide Qui coule sur la mousse Et reflète le jour. Aimons mes soeurs, aimons, car la vie est rapide Et le temps est perdu qui passe sans amour.
- by Émile Augier (1820 - 1889) [author's text not yet checked 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 Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893), "Aimons mes sœurs", CG. 1b [voice and piano], from the opera Sapho [ sung text verified 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Sisters, let us love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Here, my life is a limpid brook which flows amongst the moss and reflects the day. Sisters, let us love, for life is fleeting, and time is lost which is spent without love.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-17
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