L'Attente (The Waiting One)

from by Jacqueline Novikov & Yelena Beriyeva



music by Camille Saint-Saens
text by Victor Hugo


Monte, écureuil, monte au grand chêne,
Sur la branche des cieux prochaine,
Qui plie et tremble comme un jonc.
Cigogne, aux vieilles tours fidèle,
Oh! vole! et monte à tire-d'aile
De l'église à la citadelle,
Du haut clocher au grand donjon.
Vieux aigle, monte de ton aire A la montagne centenaire
Que blanchit l'hiver éternel;
Et toi qu'en ta couche inquiète
Jamais l'aube ne vit muette,
Monte, monte, vive alouette,
Vive alouette, monte au ciel!
Et maintenant, du haut de l'arbre,
Des flèches de la tour de marbre,
Du grand mont, du ciel enflammé,
A l'horizon, parmi la brume,
Voyez-vous flotter une plume,
Et courir un cheval qui fume,
Et revenir ma bien-aimée?

Climb, squirrel, climb into the tall oak tree,
On to the branch near to the skies
That bends and trembles like a reed.
Stork, faithful to ancient towers,
Oh, fly and soar swiftly
From the church to the citadel
From the high belfry to the wall turret.
Old, eagle, rise from your eyrie,
To the age-old mountain
Whitened by eternal winter.
And you, who from your restless sleep
Never in silence see the dawn,
Ascend, ascend, lively lark,
Lively lark ascend to the sky!
And now from the top of the tree,
From the spires of the marble tower,
From the great mountain, from the blazing sky,
On the horizon in the mist,
Do you see a plume swaying,
And a steaming horse galloping,
And my beloved returning?


from A Little Knight Music, released July 5, 2017




Jacqueline Novikov Boston, Massachusetts

Soprano Jacqueline Novikov, founder of Forma Music, is dedicated to entertaining and educating audiences through classical vocal music. She uses music's powerful language to express life's humorous, serious, mundane and sacred truths. Jacqueline holds a B.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and a M.M. from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. ... more

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