Mon bras pressait ta taille frêle (B. Godard / Victor Hugo)

Amour, amour

Benjamin Godard (1849-1895)
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This poem by Victor Hugo, dated 1834, has also been set to music by Edouard Lalo ("Souvenir"), Charles Widor ("Contemplation") and Alain Jacques. Literal translation (AJ):

1._My arm was clasping your waist frail And supple like a reed; Your breast was quivering like the wing Of a young bird.

2._For a long time silent we gazed The sky where was going out the day. What was happening in our souls? Love, Love!

3._Like an angel revealing itself You were looking at me in my night, With your beautiful starry glance Which dazzled me.

Score ID
Benjamin Godard (1849-1895)
Year of composition
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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