by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Mieux qu'une tour profane
Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG GER GER
Mieux qu'une tour profane,
je me chauffe pour mûrir mon carillon.
Qu'il soit doux, qu'il soit bon
aux Valaisannes.

Chaque dimanche, ton par ton,
je leur jette ma manne;
qu'il soit bon, mon carillon,
aux Valaisannes.

Qu'il soit doux, qu'il soit bon;
samedi soir dans les channes
tombe en gouttes mon carillon
aux Valaisans des Valaisannes.

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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) , "El campanar canta", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , "The bell tower sings", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Der Kirchturm singt", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Der Kirchturm singt", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

El campanar canta
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the French (Français) 
Millor que una torre profana,
jo m'escalfo per madurar el meu carilló.
Que sigui dolç, que sigui bo,
per a les Valaisanes.

Cada diumenge, to rera to,
les hi llanço el meu mannà;
que sigui bo, el meu carilló,
per a les Valaisanes.

Que sigui dolç, que sigui bo;
dissabte al vespre, dins les gerres,
degota el meu carilló
per als Valaisans i les Valaisanes.  

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  • Translation from French (Français) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2013 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: 2013-10-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 65