Quand tu dors (Halfdan Kjerulf)

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  • CPDL #01848:      (IGOR)
Editor: Kjetil Aaman (submitted 2000-12-07).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 135 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Quand tu dors
Composer: Halfdan Kjerulf
Lyricist: Victor Hugo , in Marie Tudor

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB and Solo Tenor
Genre: SecularChanson

Language: French
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

French.png French text

Quant tu dors, calme et pure,
dans l'ombre, sous mes yeux,
Ton haleine murmure
des mots harmonieux;
Ton beau corps se révèle
sans voile et sans atours…
Dormez, ma belle,
dormez toujours!

English.png English translation

When you sleep, calm and pure,
In the shadow, beneath my gaze,
Your breathing murmurs
Harmonious words;
Your lovely body is revealed
Without veil or finery…
Sleep, my beauty,
Sleep forever!