by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) and by Emil Flechsig (1808 - 1878)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Und wie sie niederwärts sich schwingt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE ITA SPA
Tenor-Solo
 Und wie sie niederwärts sich schwingt,
 Eine Schar von Peris sie umringt:

Chor
 Peri, ist's wahr,
 Daß du in den Himmel willst?
 Genügt dir nicht
 Das Sonnenlicht
 Und Sterne, Mond und Erde?
 Peri, ist's wahr,
 Daß du in den Himmel willst?
 So nimm uns eilig mit.

Bariton-Solo
 Mit ihrer Schwestern Worten wächst ihr Schmerz,
 Schwer ist ihr Fittich, trüb' ihr Herz;
 Freudlos sieht sie die Sonn' sich neigen
 Dort hinterm Tempel, einst ihr eigen,
 Des Säulen, hoch und einsam, weit
 Die Schatten breiten durch die Au'n.

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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "I mentre ella davalla volant", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "E mentre ella discende volando", 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: 19
Word count: 87

E mentre ella discende volando
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tenore solo
 E mentre ella discende volando,
 uno stuolo di Peri la circonda:

Coro
 E' proprio vero, Peri,
 che vuoi essere accolta in cielo?
 Non ti bastano
 la luce del sole
 e le stelle, la luna, la terra?
 E' proprio vero, Peri,
 che voi essere accolta in cielo?
 E allora, presto, prendici con te.

Baritono solo
 Alle parole delle sorelle si accresce il suo dolore,
 le ali si fanno pesanti, si rattrista il cuore;
 senza gioia contempla il calare del sole
 alle spalle del tempio che una volta fu suo,
 le cui colonne, solitarie e alte, gettano 
 larghe ombre sui campi.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-13
Line count: 19
Word count: 101