by Johann Baptist Mayrhofer (1787 - 1836)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Der entsühnte Orest
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Zu meinen Füßen [wiegst]1 du dich
O heimatliches Meer!
[Ich rufe dir:]2 Triumph! Triumph!
[Und schwinge Schild]3 und Speer.

Mycene ehrt als König mich,
Beut meinem Wirken Raum,
Und über [meinen]4 Scheitel saus't
Des Lebens [reicher]5 Baum.

Mit morgendlichen Rosen schmückt
Der Frühling meine Bahn,
Und auf der Liebe Wellen schwebt
Dahin [der leichte]6 Kahn.

Diana naht! o Retterin,
Erhöre du mein Fleh'n!
Laß mich - das Höchste [ward mir ja]7 -
[Nun zu den]8 Vätern geh'n!

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Neue Sammlung. Aus dessen Nachlasse mit Biographie und Vorwort herausgegeben von Ernst Freih. v. Feuchtersleben. Wien, 1843. Verlag von Ignaz Klang, Buchhändler, page 288.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts generally in handwriting; the printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts usually in a revised version.

1 Schubert: "brichst"
2 Schubert: "Und murmelst sanft."
3 Schubert: "Ich schwinge Schwert"
4 Schubert: "meinem"
5 Schubert: "goldner"
6 Schubert: "mein leichter"
7 Schubert: "wurde mir"
8 Schubert: "Zu meinen"

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Orestes absolt", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Orestes gezuiverd", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Orestes absolved", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Oreste absous", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Oreste assolto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-20 10:33:37
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Oreste absous
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
À mes pieds, brise tes vagues,
Ô mer de ma patrie,
Et murmure doucement : Triomphe, triomphe !
Je brandis mon épée et ma lance.

Mycènes m'honore comme son roi,
Acquiesce à mes actions,
Et au-dessus de ma tête agite
L'arbre doré de la vie.

Avec les roses du matin,
Le printemps orne mon chemin,
Et sur les vagues de l'amour flotte
Mon bateau léger.

Diane approche : ô ma bienfaitrice,
Écoute ma prière !
Accorde-moi mon plus grand désir,
Retourner chez mes pères !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2010-05-01 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:40
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Word count: 85