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Une Sainte en son auréole, Une Châtelaine en sa tour, Tout ce que contient la parole Humaine de grâce et d'amour. La note d'or que fait entendre [Un cor dans le lointain des bois]1 des bois, Mariée à la fierté tendre Des nobles Dames d'autrefois; Avec cela le charme insigne D'un frais sourire triomphant Éclos [de]2 candeurs de cygne Et des rougeurs de femme-enfant; Des aspects nacrés, blancs et roses, Un doux accord patricien: Je vois, j'entends toutes ces choses Dans son nom Carlovingien.
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1 Fauré: "Le cor dans les lointains"
2 Fauré: "dans les"
Note: Verlaine's young fiancee was named Mathilde, a name of Germanic origin. The Germanic dynasty known as the Carolingian included Charlemagne, and is closely associated with a great artistic flowering.
Note provided by Shawn Thuris
- by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 8, first published 1870 [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 Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924), "Une Sainte en son auréole", op. 61 no. 1, published 1892-3 [voice and piano], from La bonne chanson, no. 1, Paris, Hamelle [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Shawn Thuris) , "A saint enhaloed", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "A saint enhaloed", copyright © 2000, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Didier Pelat
This text was added to the website: 2003-10-20
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Word count: 84
A saint enhaloed, Milady in the castle tower, all that human words can express of grace and love; The golden note of a horn blown far off in the woods, wedded to the tender pride of noble ladies of olden days; With that the signal charm of a fresh, triumphant smile born of a swan's whiteness and a woman-child's blush; White and rose aspects of mother-of-pearl, sweet patrician accord. All this I see and hear in your Carolingian name.
- Translation from French (Français) to English copyright © 2000 by Faith J. Cormier, (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 Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 8, first published 1870
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