Mon bras pressait ta taille frêle (A. Jacques / Victor Hugo) - bilingual

My arm was wrapped around your waist

Ashley Meliki Shoup
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This short poem by Victor Hugo is dated 1834. The order of the 3 stanzas has been changed in this setting by Alain Jacques: the second and third stanzas have been interchanged. The melody is in 7/4 = 3/4 + 4/4.

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._Like an angel unveiling You were looking at me in my night, With your beautiful starry glance Which blinds me.

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

Score ID
Year of composition
Ashley Meliki Shoup
Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Voice + keyboard
Classical music
Instrumental parts

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