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Fauré Lydia for Viola and Piano

Edited by Donald McInnes


Title: Lydia
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Instrument: Viola
Edited By: Donald McInnes
Instrumentation: Solo with Piano
Pages: 3 including the viola and piano parts


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Viola
Piano Color Option 1
Color Option 2 Black & White

Below is the original French text by Leconte de Lisle and the English translation for this song:

Lydia sur tes roses joues
Et sur ton col frais et si blanc,
Roule étincelant l’or fluide
Que tu dénoues.

Le jour qui luit est le meilleur;
Oublions l’éternelle tombe,
Laisse tes baiser, tes baiser de colombe
Chanter sur ta lèvre en fleur.

Un lys cache répand sans cesse
Une odeur divine en ton sein.
Les délices comme un essaim
Sorten de toi, jeunne déesse.

Je t’amie et meurs, ô mes amour,
Mon âme en baisers m’est ravie!
O, Lydia, rends moi la vie
Que je puisse mourir, mourir toujours!


Lydia, on your rosy cheeks
And on your neck, so fresh and white,
Flow sparklingly
The fluid golden tresses which you loosen.

This shining day is the best of all;
Let us forget the eternal grave,
Let your kisses, your kisses of a dove
Sing on your blossoming lips.

A hidden lily spreads unceasingly
A divine fragrance on your breast.
Numberless delights
Emanate from you, young goddess.

I love you and die, oh my love,
Kisses have carried away my soul!
Oh Lydia, give me back life
That I may die, forever die!