Skip to main content

Songs

Oxford Lieder Festival Live Online

Songs

Les anges

Les anges

Vêtus de blancs, dans l'azur clair,
Laissant déployer leurs longs voiles,
Les anges planent dans l'éther,
Lys flottants parmi les étoiles.
Les luths frissonnent sous leurs doigts,
Luths à la divine harmonie.
Comme un encens montent leurs voix,
Calmes, sous la voûte infinie.
En bas, gronde le flot amer;
La nuit partout étend ses voiles,
Les anges planent dans l'éther,
Lys flottants parmi les étoiles.

The angels

Clothed in white in the bright blue sky,
Unfurling their long veils,
Angels hover in the clear heavens:
Lilies floating among the stars.
Lutes quiver beneath their fingers,
Lutes with a heavenly harmony,
Like incense their voices rise
Calmly up to the boundless vault.
Below – the thunder of briny waves,
Night on all sides spreads its veils.
Angels hover in the clear heavens:
Lilies floating among the stars.

If you would like to use our texts and translations, please click here for more information.

Composer

Éric Alfred Leslie Satie was a French composer and pianist. An influential artist in the Parisian avant-garde, Satie's work can be considered a precursor to later movements such as minimalism, repepitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

Information from Wikipedia. Read more here.


See Full Entry

Sorry, no further description available.

Previously performed at:

Oxford Lieder Live Online

The Oxford Lieder Festival goes LIVE ONLINE, 10-17 October 2020. Enjoy the world's greatest singers at home, across 40 events live-streamed from iconic Oxford venues.

Book Now

Mailing List