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Dans le brouillard s'en vont un paysan cagneux Et son bœuf lentement dans le brouillard d'automne Qui cache les hameaux pauvres et vergogneux En s'en allant là-bas le paysan chantonne Une chanson d'amour et d'infidélité Qui parle d'une bague et d'un cœur que l'on brise Oh! l'automne, l'automne à fait mourir l'été Dans le brouillard s'en vont deux silhouettes grises
- by Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire, "Automne", written 1905, appears in Alcools, first published 1913 [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 Jean Absil (1893 - 1974), "Automne", op. 43 no. 3 (1940), published 1968 [ four-part mixed chorus a cappella ], from Alcools. Chœurs à 4 voix mixtes a cappella sur des poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, no. 3, Paris : Henry Lemoine & Cie. [sung text not yet checked]
- by Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley, Sir (1903 - 1989), "Automne", op. 60 no. 3 (1963) [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Michel Bosc (b. 1963), "Automne", op. 186 (2004) [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Robert Caby (1905 - 1992), "Automne", 1939 [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Arthur Honegger (1892 - 1955), "Automne", H. 12 no. 3 (1915), published 1921 [ medium voice and piano or orchestra ], from Six Poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, no. 3, Albert Zunz Mathot [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Robert Ledent , "Automne", op. 9 no. 2 (1933) [ medium voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Jean Rivier (1896 - 1987), "Automne", 1925-1926, published 1929 [ high voice and piano or orchestra ], from Huit poèmes, no. 1, Éd. Maurice Sénart (Salabert) [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Peter Low) , "Autumn", copyright © 2022, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Word count: 60
Off in the mist go a knock-kneed peasant and his ox, slowly, in the autumn mist that conceals the poor and shameless hamlets. And as he goes the peasant hums a song of love and infidelity that speaks of a ring and a heart being broken. Oh autumn, autumn has caused the death of summer. Off in the mist go two gray silhouettes.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2022 by Peter Low, (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 Wilhelm Albert Włodzimierz Apolinary Kostrowicki (1880 - 1918), as Guillaume Apollinaire, "Automne", written 1905, appears in Alcools, first published 1913
This text was added to the website: 2022-07-01
Line count: 8
Word count: 63