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Elegy (Elégie) for cello and guitar

By David Warin Solomons

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Cello, Guitar - Intermediate
Composed by David Warin Solomons (1953-). 21st Century, 20th Century, Neo-Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 17 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.86225).

Item Number: S0.86225

Elégie (Elegy) was composed after a poem of adolescence by Marie Keyser.Versions are also available on this site for voice and guitar, clarinet and guitar and flute and guitar.The pdf file contains score and partsThe original poem is as follows (with my translation below)Entends mon chant d'exil et comme avec patience ensevelie en terre hostile je désapprends la respiration l'instant et toute presence humainedu royaume au bord du tempsils m'ont arrachée de l'aubeet maintenant le temps sévitle mal de terre est profondjamais la nuit n'atteint l'auroreinachevés abolis nous reposonsmais je me souviensentends mon chant d'exil et le déchirementau royaume lointain au bord du tempss'accomplit la naissance et le premier vertige de voir d'entendre et de de toucher le mondeploie l'adolescence alanguie enclose en ellel'île a fleur de mer au chant d'écume éphemère et renouvelé.et l'envol s'accomplit vers le point d'aubeoù le premier chant indécis de la grive musiciennedélie les sources dormeuses,le vent et l'envie d'allerles arbres vont en cortège devantentends mon chant de retour et le cheminement....mais pourquoi l'exil revient-il, briser l'allégeancecondamner les jardins et les demeures et dicter à nouveau l'errancej'entends par mes déchiruresles rumeurs humaines et l'arrêt de mort de l'instant convalescentils m'ont arrachée de l'aube....tu dis que le château entre les bouleaux frêles regarde la vallée entièrede l'aube a la nuitet déjà ériges la touroù dormir ou demeurer où vivre déliée de la mélancholiemais les fleurs dorment sous la terresemées par milliers dans le jardin balsamaire.(c) Marie Keyser[English translation]Hear my song of exile and how, patiently,buried in hostile earthI learn how to forget breaththe moment and human presence ...from the kingdom on the borders of timethey have ripped me from the dawnand now time is raging ...I long to return to earthNight will never reach the dawnIncomplete, wiped out, we restbut I remember ....hear my song of exile, how it tears mein the far off kingdom on the border of timethe birth is completedand we first dizzily hear, see and touch the worldlanguishing we grow towards the adult but we are enclosed in ourselvesthe island just touching the seasinging the renewed song of the foam that lasts but a dayand fly toward the first hint of dawnwhere the first uncertain song of the thrushreleases the sleepy water springs, the wind and the desire to goa consort of trees goes before themhear my song of return and the journeying....but why does exile come back, breaking the allegiancecondeming the gardens, the dwelling places, and ordering me once more me to wander I hear, through the tearing,human soundsand the deadly stopping of the moment of recoverythey have ripped me from the dawn....you say that the manor house between the fragile birch treeslooks over the whole valley from dawn to nightand already you build up the towerwhere I may sleep or staywhere I may live released from my sadnessbut the flowers sleep under the earthsown in their thousands in the perfumed garden.English Translation (c) David Warin Solomons.

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