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Composed by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged by Alan Raines
Catalog number: AMP 0560
About the MusicFauré's interest in choral music was superceded by his love for chanson as evidenced by his output. His fascination for the texts he chose to set is clearly seen in the delicate melodies and subtle harmonies that surround them. Perhaps even more than that of Debussy, Fauré's chansons are in the hands of almost every young man and woman studying voice. They are the epitome of great literature for the young singer. The arranger set "Les Berceaux" with this in concept mind and to expose a wider audience to the beautiful lyricism of Gabriel Fauré.
Les Berceaux The Cradles Le long du quai, les grands vaisseaux, Along the quay, the great ships, Que la houle incline en silence, silently listing to the swell, Ne prennent pas garde aux berceaux, are unmindful of the cradles Que la main des femmes balance. rocked by the women's hands. Mais viendra le jour des adieux, But the day of parting will come, Car il faut que les femmes pleurent, for it must be that women weep, Et que les hommes curieux, and men with inquiring minds, Tentent les horizons qui leurrent! attempt alluring horizons. Et ce jour,la les grands vaisseaux, And on that day the great ships, Fuyant le port qui diminue, leaving the port growing smaller in the Sentent leur masse retenue feel their hulls held back Par l'c1me des lointains berceaux. by the soul of the distant cradles.
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