by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
Translation by Prosper Blanchemain (1816 - 1879)

Those evening bells
Language: English 
Those evening bells! Those evening bells!
[How]1 many a tale their music tells
of youth, and home and that sweet time,
When last I heard their soothing chime.

Those joyous hours are past away,
And many a heart that then was gay
Within the tomb now darkly dwells
And hears no more these evening bells.

And so 'twill be when [I am]1 gone;
That tuneful peal will still ring on
while other bards [will]2 walk these dells,
and sing your praise, sweet evening bells.

C. Ives sets stanzas 1, 3

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1 Ives: "I'm"
2 Ives: "shall"

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Prosper Blanchemain (1816 - 1879) , "Les cloches du soir", written 1853?, appears in Foi, espérance et charité, poésies religieuses et morales, Paris, Éd. P. Masgana, first published 1853 ; composed by A. Miroir.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karoline (or Caroline) Wilhelmine Leonhardt (1811 - 1899) ; composed by Henry Hugo Pierson.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by (Gustav) Emil Barthel (1835 - 1906) , "Abendglocken" ; composed by Albert Ernst Anton Becker.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist and possibly by Friedrich August Leo (1820 - 1898); composed by Reinhold Ludwig Herman, Hermann Marx, Ernst Edward Taubert.
  • Also set in Polish (Polski), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Stanisław Moniuszko.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Ivan Ivanovich Kozlov (1779 - 1840) , first published 1827 [an adaptation] ; composed by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Aliabev, Yury Karlovich Arnold, Nikolay Ivanovich Bakhmetyev, Yosif Yosifovich Genishta, Aleksandr Tikhonovich Gretchaninov, A. A. Rachmaninov, Varvara Saburova, P. M. Vorotnikov, Vasily Andreyevich Zolotarev.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 84

Les cloches du soir
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Cloches du soir, votre douce harmonie 
Parle à mon cœur du paternel manoir,
Des jours d'enfance où votre voix bénie 
Me fit rêver, saintes cloches du soir ! 

De ces beaux jours loin est la dernière heure, 
Et plus d'un cœur qui palpitait d'espoir, 
Dort maintenant dans la sombre demeure, 
Sourd à vos voix, saintes cloches du soir ! 

Je les suivrai ces âmes envolées. 
Un autre barde ici viendra s'asseoir ; 
Une autre voix du fond de ces vallées,
Vous chantera, saintes cloches du soir !

Confirmed with Poésies de Prosper Blanchemain. Foi, Espérance et Charité, Poëmes et Poésies, Idéal, Paris, Paul Masgana, 1858, page 116.


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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2020-10-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 87