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    Dear Metairie Road,

    That young lady sings so charmingly - Song to the Seal. She made me think she is a ...mermaid herself. So I found the song - Lorelei by Heinrich Heine ...to accompany her then



    Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten,
    Daß ich so traurig bin;
    Ein Märchen aus alten Zeiten,
    Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn.

    Die Luft ist kühl, und es dunkelt,
    Und ruhig fließt der Rhein;
    Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt
    In Abendsonnenschein.

    Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
    Dort oben wunderbar,
    Ihr goldenes Geschmeide blitzet,
    Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar.

    Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme
    Und singt ein Lied dabei;
    Das hat eine wundersame,
    Gewaltige Melodei.

    Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe
    Ergreift es mit wildem Weh;
    Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,
    Er schaut nur hinauf in die Höh'.

    Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
    Am Ende Schiffer und Kahn;
    Und das hat mit ihrem Singen
    Die Lorelei getan.

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    I know not if there is a reason
    Why I am so sad at heart.
    A legend of bygone ages
    Haunts me and will not depart.

    The air is cool under nightfall.
    The calm Rhine courses its way.
    The peak of the mountain is sparkling
    With evening's final ray.

    The fairest of maidens is sitting
    So marvelous up there,
    Her golden jewels are shining,
    She's combing her golden hair.

    She combs with a comb also golden,
    And sings a song as well
    Whose melody binds a wondrous
    And overpowering spell.

    In his little boat, the boatman
    Is seized with a savage woe,
    He'd rather look up at the mountain
    Than down at the rocks below.

    I think that the waves will devour
    The boatman and boat as one;
    And this by her song's sheer power
    Fair Lorelei has done.


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    Song to the Seal




    Poem by Harold Boulton. Music by Granville Bantock
    Last edited by Antony; Dec-15-2015 at 03:30.

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    Alessandro Scarlatti - Le Violette




    Le violette--------------------------------The violets

    Rugiadose---------------------------------Dewy
    Odorose------------------------------------Scented
    Violette graziose,-------------------------Pretty violets,
    Voi vi state--------------------------------You are standing
    Vergognose,-------------------------------Shy
    Mezzo ascose------------------------------Half hidden
    Fra le foglie,-------------------------------Among the leaves,

    E sgridate----------------------------------And you scold
    Le mie voglie,-----------------------------My desires,
    Che son troppo ambiziose.--------------That are too ambitious.


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    Leontyne Price/ Hark! The herald angels sing

    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King
    Peace on earth and mercy mild
    God and sinners reconciled

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise
    Join the triumph of the skies
    With the angelic host proclaim
    Christ is born in Bethlehem
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King

    Christ, by highest heaven adored
    Christ, the everlasting Lord
    Late in time behold him come
    Offspring of the Virgin's womb

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise
    Join the triumph of the skies
    Pleased as man with man to dwell
    Jesus, our Emmanuel!
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King

    Hail the Heaven-born
    Prince of Peace
    Hail the Son of Righteousness
    Light and life to all He brings
    Risen with healing in His wings

    Joyful, all ye nations, rise
    Join the triumph of the skies
    With the angelic host proclaim
    Christ is born in Bethlehem

    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King
    Hark! the herald angels sing
    Glory to the new-born King

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    Barber: Sure on this Shining Night, Op. 13 No.3 by Cheryl Studer and John Browning



    Sure on this shining night
    Of star made shadows round,
    Kindness must watch for me
    This side the ground.
    The late year lies down the north.
    All is healed, all is health.
    High summer holds the earth.
    Hearts all whole.
    Sure on this shining night I weep for wonder wand'ring far alone
    Of shadows on the stars.

    James Agee

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    Heinrich Heine
    Du bist wie eine Blume
    so hold und schön und rein
    ich schau’ dich an, und Wehmut
    schleicht mir ins Herz hinein.
    Mir ist, als ob ich die Hände
    aufs Haupt dir legen sollt’,
    betend, daß Gott dich erhalte
    so rein und schön und hold.

    You are like a flower
    so fair and beautiful and pure
    I see you and melancholy
    steals itself into my heart.
    It’s like I must lay my hands
    upon your head
    and pray that God keep you
    so pure and beautiful and fair
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    Renee Fleming sings "Depuis le jour" from Louise

    Depuis le Jour

    Depuis le jour où je me suis donnée,
    toute fleurie semble ma destinée.
    Je crois rêver sous un ciel de féerie,
    l'âme encore grisée de ton premier baiser!
    Quelle belle vie!
    Mon rêve n'était pas un rêve!
    Ah! je suis heureuse!
    L'amour étend sur moi ses ailes!
    Au jardin de mon coeur
    chante une joie nouvelle!

    Tout vibre,
    tout se réjouit de mon triomphe!
    Autour de moi tout est sourire,
    lumiére et joie!
    Et je tremble délicieusement
    Au souvenir charmant
    Du premier jour
    D'amour!

    Quelle belle vie!
    Ah! je suis heureuse! trop heureuse...
    Et je tremble délicieusement
    Au souvenir charmant
    Du premier jour
    D'amour!




    Since the Day

    Since the day I gave myself
    my destiny seems all flower-strewn
    I think I'm dreaming under a fairy sky
    my soul still intoxicated by your first kiss!
    What a beautiful life!
    My dream wasn't a dream!
    Oh! I'm so happy!
    Love is spreading its wings over me!
    In the garden of my heart
    sings a new joy!

    Everything is vibrant
    everything rejoices at my triumph!
    All around me everything is smiling
    light and joy!
    And I'm trembling delightfully
    from the charming memory
    of the first day
    of love!

    What a beautiful life!
    Oh! I'm so happy! ...utterly happy!
    And I'm trembling delightfully
    from the charming memory
    of the first day
    of love!

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    I think I marginally prefer the piano version of this lovely song to the orchestral one.


    Damunt de tu només les flors.
    Eren com una ofrena blanca:
    la llum que daven al teu cos
    mai més seria de la branca.

    Tota una vida de perfum
    amb el seu bes t’era donada.
    Tu resplendies de la llum
    per l’esguard clos atresorada.

    Si hagués pogut ésser sospir
    de flor! Donar-me com un llir
    a tu, perquè la meva vida
    s’anés marcint sobre el teu pit.
    I no saber mai més la nit
    que al teu costat fóra esvaïda.

    Lying upon you, like a white
    Offering, there were flowers only.
    From them your body drew the light,
    Without them now the branch was lonely.

    And as they gave their kiss to you,
    Their life of fragrance was sent flowing.
    From your closed eyes the light shone through:
    You were resplendent, you were glowing.

    Could I but be a flower’s sigh
    And, like a lily, give you my
    own self, so that my very being
    Would fade away upon your breast
    And never need again the rest
    Of night, that from your side is fleeing.
    "It's not enough to have a beautiful voice." Maria Callas

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    Arie:
    Sehen, wie dem starren Forscherauge
    die Natur ihr Anlitz nach und nach enthüllet;
    wie sie ihm mit hoher Weisheit
    voll den Sinn und voll das Herz mit Tugend füllet:
    das ist Maureraugenweide,
    wahre, heiße Mauerfreude.

    Rezitativ:
    Sehen, wie die Weisheit und die Tugend
    an den Maurer, ihren Jünger,
    hold sich wenden, sprechen:
    Nimm, Geliebter, diese Kron'
    aus unsers ält'sten Sohns,
    aus Josephs Händen.
    Das ist das Jubelfest der Maurer,
    das der Triumph der Maurer.

    Arie mit Chor:
    Drum singet und jauchzet, ihr Brüder!
    Laßt bis in die innersten Hallen
    des Tempels den Jubel der Lieder,
    laßt bis an die Wolken ihn schallen!
    Singt, Lorbeer hat Joseph,
    der Weise, zusammengebunden,
    mit Lorbeer die Schläfe
    dem Weisen der Maurer umwunden.

    Lorbeer hat Joseph,
    der Weise, zusammengebunden,
    mit Lorbeer der Schläfe
    dem Weisen der Maurer umwunden.

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    Der Lindenbaum (Hotter)



    Der Lindenbaum

    Am Brunnen vor dem Tore,
    da steht ein Lindenbaum:
    Ich träumt in seinem Schatten
    so manchen süßen Traum.

    Ich schnitt in seine Rinde
    so manches liebe Wort;
    es zog in Freud’ und Leide
    zu ihm mich immer fort.

    Ich mußt’ auch heute wandern
    vorbei in tiefer Nacht,
    da hab’ ich noch im Dunkel
    die Augen zugemacht.

    Und seine Zweige rauschten,
    als riefen sie mir zu:
    Komm her zu mir, Geselle,
    hier find’st du deine Ruh’!

    Die kalten Winde bliesen
    mir grad ins Angesicht;
    der Hut flog mir vom Kopfe,
    ich wendete mich nicht.

    Nun bin ich manche Stunde
    entfernt von jenem Ort,
    und immer hör’ ich’s rauschen:
    Du fändest Ruhe dort!

    The Linden Tree

    At wellside, past the ramparts,
    there stands a linden tree.
    While sleeping in its shadow,
    sweet dreams it sent to me.

    And in its bark I chiseled
    my messages of love:
    My pleasures and my sorrows
    were welcomed from above.

    Today I had to pass it,
    well in the depth of night -
    and still, in all the darkness,
    my eyes closed to its sight.

    Its branches bent and rustled,
    as if they called to me:
    Come here, come here, companion,
    your haven I shall be!

    The icy winds were blowing,
    straight in my face they ground.
    The hat tore off my forehead.
    I did not turn around.

    Away I walked for hours
    whence stands the linden tree,
    and still I hear it whisp'ring:
    You'll find your peace with me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post


    Oh, that's magical!!!! now je suis heureuse! vraiment " after listening to it
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    Montserrat Caballe. El Niño Judio, zarzuela: De España Vengo. Pablo Luna.
    No translation to be found


    De España vengo.

    ¡Soy española!

    En mis ojos me traigo

    luz de su cielo

    y en mi cuerpo la gracia

    de la manola.

    De España vengo.

    De España soy,

    y mi cara serrana

    lo va diciendo,

    que he nacido en España

    por donde voy.

    A mi lo madrileño

    me vuelve loca.

    y cuando yo me arranco

    con una copla

    al acento gitano

    de mi canción

    toman vida las flores

    de mi mantón;

    De España vengo, etc.

    ¡Campana de la torre

    de Maravillas!

    Si es que tocas a fuego,

    toca de prisa,

    Mira que ardo

    por culpa de unos ojos

    que estoy mirando.

    Por culpa de unos ojos,

    madre me muero,

    por culpa de unos ojos

    negros, muy negros

    que los tengo metíos

    dentro del alma

    y que son los ojazos

    de mi gitano.

    Muriendo estoy, mi vida,

    por tu desvío,

    te quiero y no me quieres.

    gitano mío!

    Mira que pena

    verse así despreciada

    siendo morena.

    De Españia vengo . . . etc.



    Note:—Words printed in italics are the gypsy equivalents of standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post


    Montserrat Caballe. El Niño Judio, zarzuela: De España Vengo. Pablo Luna.
    No translation to be found

    esta bien, entiendo
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    No lyrics! everyone will understand
    Man muss das Leben tanzen

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    Default In memoriam Aafje Heynis 1924- 12-17-2015






    Bach - Matthaus Passion, BWV. 244 - Erbarme Dich - Aafje Heynis

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