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'''Mary E. Coleridge'''
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:Der See bei dem Hügel war schimmerndes Blau;
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:Darüber zog friedlich auf luftiger Spur,
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:weit über die Wasser, die ruhig und flau,
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:ein Vogel mit Flügeln so blau wie Azur.
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:Der Himmel darüber war blaues Gewand,
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:der Himmel darunter blau-spiegelnder Schein;
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:Für einen Moment, eh' der Vogel entschwand,
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:fing kurz dessen Abbild im Fluge er ein.
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:''poetic translation: Jan-Frerk Burmester, Copyright 2007''
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:''If you want to use this text for any public purpose, please contact: jf.burmester(a)web.de''  
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  • CPDL #7876: Broken.gifNetwork.png PDF file available.
Editor: Drew Collins (added 2004-09-17).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
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  • CPDL #6775: Network.png Sibelius Scorch, MIDI and Sibelius 2 files available.
Editor: John D. Smith (added 2004-02-20).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Scores listed alphabetically by composer, some scores are also available as PDF files.
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Editor: Ted Dean (added 2004-01-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, kbytes   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: transposed up a half step, and alto parts placed on separate staves.
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Editor: Marco-cipoo.net (added 2003-10-02).   Score information: 4 pages, kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: listed alphabetically by composer
Editor: Rafael Ornes (added 1999-02-03).   Score information: 4 pages, 196 kbytes   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: piano reduction, (revised 3/9/03, error in piano part)

General Information

Title: The Blue Bird
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford

Number of voices: 4vv  Voicing: SATB or Soprano solo and SATB
Genre: Secular, Partsongs
Language: English
Instruments: none, piano reduction
Published:

Description: A note from Robert Nottingham:

Some of the editions on this page are scored for SATB, and some for Soprano solo and SATB where the sopranos take the 1st alto part and the altos take the second alto part. I have sung The Blue Bird in both ways but I personally prefer the latter scoring. Any enlightenment as to how Stanford intended the work to be performed would be welcomed on the discussion page.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

The lake lay blue below the hill.
O'er it, as I looked, there flew
Across the waters, cold and still,
A bird whose wings were palest blue.
The sky above was blue at last,
The sky beneath me blue in blue.
A moment, ere the bird had passed,
It caught his image as he flew.
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907)


German.png German translation

Der See bei dem Hügel war schimmerndes Blau;
Darüber zog friedlich auf luftiger Spur,
weit über die Wasser, die ruhig und flau,
ein Vogel mit Flügeln so blau wie Azur.
Der Himmel darüber war blaues Gewand,
der Himmel darunter blau-spiegelnder Schein;
Für einen Moment, eh' der Vogel entschwand,
fing kurz dessen Abbild im Fluge er ein.
poetic translation: Jan-Frerk Burmester, Copyright 2007
If you want to use this text for any public purpose, please contact: jf.burmester(a)web.de