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Le pêcheur vidant ses filets, Voit les poissons d'or de la Loire Glacés d'argent sur leur nageoire Et mieux vêtus que des varlets. Teints encor des ardents reflets Du soleil et du flot de moire, Le pêcheur vidant ses filets, Voit les poissons d'or de la Loire. Les beaux captifs, admirez-les! Ils gisent sur la terre noire, Glorifiant de sa victoire, Jaunes, pourpres et violets, Le pêcheur vidant ses filets.
- by Théodore Faullin de Banville (1823 - 1891), "La pêche", written 1875, appears in Les Exilés, in Rondels, no. 14, Paris, Édition Charpentier, first published 1878 [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 Reynaldo Hahn (1874 - 1947), "La pêche", published 1899 [ high voice and piano ], from Douze rondels, no. 7, Paris, Éd. Heugel [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Charles Koechlin (1867 - 1950), "La pêche", op. 8 no. 1, published  [ medium voice and piano ], from Rondels 2ème série, no. 1, Éd. E. Baudoux & Cie. [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Fishing", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Ted Perry
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 13
Word count: 70
The fisherman emptying his nets Sees the golden fish of the Loire, Glazes of silver on their fins And more finely dressed than [royal] servants. Still tinted with fiery reflections Of the sun and the flow of watered silk, The fisherman emptying his nets Sees the golden fish of the Loire. The beautiful captives, admire them! They lie upon the black earth, Exulting in his victory, Yellow, purple, and violet, The fisherman emptying his nets.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2019 by Garrett Medlock, (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 French (Français) by Théodore Faullin de Banville (1823 - 1891), "La pêche", written 1875, appears in Les Exilés, in Rondels, no. 14, Paris, Édition Charpentier, first published 1878
This text was added to the website: 2019-02-23
Line count: 13
Word count: 75