Nuit rhénane (Night on the Rhine) for baritone and piano

Year of composition
Guillaume Apollinaire
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Modern classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Another melody on a french poem from Guillaume Apollinaire. Here is a rough translation:

My glass is full of a wine trembling like a flame Listen to the slow song of a boat-man That tells he’s seen under the moonlight Seven women with green hair till their feet

Stand up ! Sing louder and dance So that i don’t hear the boat-man song anymore And put near me the blond girls With motionless look and curly nats

The Rhine The Rhine is drunk where the grapevines look at themselves All the nights gold reflects and stumbles in it The voice still sings to death Those fairies with green hair who celebrate the Summer

My glass broke like a burst of laughter.

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