Dans la nymphée

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Dans la nymphée, From Le jardin clos, Op. 106, No. 5 - Gabriel Fauré

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Although your eyes do not see it,
believe, in your soul, that she is there,
as she has always been: divine and pale.

On this bank rest her hands.
Her head is amidst the jasmine flowers,
and there her feet brush against the branches.

She dreams among these branches.
Her lips and her eyes are closed,
and her mouth barely draws breath.

Sometimes, at night, in a flash of light,
she appears with her eyes open,
and the light is reflected in her eyes.

A brief blue glare,
shines on her long hair;
she awakens and rises.

And the entire garden shines,
illuminated in the depth of the night,
in the fleeting light of a dream.
(translation by Roxanna Walitzki)

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Quoique tes yeux ne la voient pas,
Pense, en ton âme, qu'elle est là,
Comme autrefois divine et blanche.

Sur ce bord reposent ses mains.
Sa tête est entre ces jasmins ;
Là, ses pieds effleurent les branches.

Elle sommeille en ces rameaux.
Ses lèvres et ses yeux sont clos,
Et sa bouche à peine respire.

Parfois, la nuit, dans un éclair
Elle apparaît les yeux ouverts,
Et l'éclair dans ses yeux se mire.

Un bref éblouissement bleu
La découvre en ses longs cheveux ;
Elle s'éveille, elle se lève.

Et tout le jardin ébloui
S'illumine au fond de la nuit,
Dans le rapide éclair d'un rêve.
(text by Charles van Lerberghe)

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from Exquisite Corpse, released May 20, 2016
Original Composition by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged, produced, performed, & recorded by Roxanna Walitzki
Artwork by Redd Walitzki (reddwalitzki.com)
Translations by Roxanna Walitzki
Guitar by Anomie Belle
Mixed & Mastered by Roxanna Walitzki & Anomie Belle

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Roxanna integrates experimental elements from electronic and ambient music into her arrangements of classical songs, producing a delicate world of imagined-sound to match her uniquely ethereal aesthetic.

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