Nuit d’étoiles (A. Jacques / Th. de Banville) bilingual

Starry night

Composer
Year of composition
2002
Lyricist
Théodore de Banville (1823-1891)
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts

This new English rendition by Alain Jacques uses some of parts of previous translations by Susan Myers, Eugène Oudin and Henry Chapman. Hereafter is a literal translation (AJ):

"Starry night, Under your veils, Under your breeze and your fragrances, Sad lyre That sights, I ponder over my defunct love.

A serene melancholy Has hatched in the depth of my heart, And I hear the soul of my beloved Flutter in the dreamy wood.

Starry night, Under your veils, Under your breeze and your fragrances, Sad lyre That sights, I ponder over my defunct love.

I recollect at our pool Your eyes as blue as the sky; This rose is your breath And these stars are your eyes.

Starry night, Under your veils, Under your breeze and your fragrances, Sad lyre That sights, I ponder over my defunct love."

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