by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) and by Emil Flechsig (1808 - 1878)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE ITA SPA
Tenor-Solo
 Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde
 Vor Edens Tor,
 Im Herzen Himmelshoffnungsglück:
 Ob sich die Pforte öffnen werde,
 Sie fragt's mit stummem Liebesblick.

Der Engel
 Gern grüßen wir, die so gegangen
 Den Heldentod fürs Vaterland.
 Doch sieh, noch weicht der eh'rne Riegel nicht
 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

Engel-Chor
 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La Peri s’acosta amb posat humil", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La Péri marche avec une allure timide", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La Peri si avvicina timidamente", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2012-12-13
Line count: 15
Word count: 73

La Peri s’acosta amb posat humil
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tenor solo:
La Peri s’acosta amb posat humil
a la porta de l’Edèn,
amb l’esperança de la felicitat celestial:
i amb mut i amorós esguard
pregunta si li obriran la porta.

L’àngel:
De grat acollim els qui han anat
a una mort heroica per la pàtria.
Però guaita, la balda de ferro encara no cedeix,
molt més sacra ha de ser l’ofrena
perquè la porta de la llum et deixi passar!

Cor d’àngels:
Molt més sacra ha de ser l’ofrena
perquè la porta de la llum et deixi passar!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (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.
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This text was added to the website: 2020-04-06
Line count: 15
Word count: 89