sometimes misattributed to Philippe Néricault Destouches (1680 - 1754) and by Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672 - 1731)

Ici les tendres oiseaux
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG GER
Ici les tendres oiseaux
Goûtent cent douceurs secrètes,
Et l'on entend ces côteaux 
Retentir des chansonnettes
Qu'ils apprennent aux échos.

Sur ce gazon les ruisseaux,
Murmurent leurs amourettes,
Et l'on voit jusqu'aux ormeaux,
Pour embrasser les fleurettes,
Pencher leurs jeunes rameaux.

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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):

  • ENG English (Allen Shearer) , "Pastorale", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Elaine Marie Ortiz-Arandes) , "Die Pastorale ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 41