5. Fils de la nuit et du silence

From Les femmes, IAC 5

Composer
André Campra
Key
f sharp minor → c sharp minor
Meter
3/2
Tempo
Gravement

French text

English translation

Fils de la nuit et du silence,
Son of night and of silence,
Père de la plus douce paix, Sommeil,
Father of the sweetest peace, Sleep,
Tes pavots ne sont faits
Your poppies serve only
Que pour l’heureuse indifférence.
For contented indifference.
 
 
J’attendrai sans impatience,
I will wait without impatience
Renaître l’astre du matin,
For the morning star to be reborn;
Je jouirai du jour sans désirer sa fin,
I will enjoy the day without longing for it to end
Par la vaine espérance,
In the vain hope
D’un plaisir que l’Amour remet au lendemain.
Of a pleasure that Cupid will postpone until the morrow.

Instrumentation

  • Violon I / Flûte allemande I
  • Violon II / Flûte allemande II
  • Basse
  • Basse continue

Resources

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