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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Libretti
- Meyerbeer: LES HUGUENOTS
- Band 5

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Act IV: Bénédiction des poignards excerpt : "[Retirons] nous sans bruit" ... "A minuit!"

Adolph Mühlmann (bs), St. Bris

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Phillippe Flon

January 24, 1903

[Slip; Glackens 7: "Jan 4 1903"--presumably a mistranscription, as Huguenots was not performed on that date.]

[original]

ST. BRIS and FRIARS

Ana[ Band 4 begins→ ]tèma gridiam!

ALL
Anatèma gridiam! Anatèma gridiam!

ST. BRIS and FRIARS
Dio, si, Dio li condanno!

CHORUS
Dio lo vuol! Dio l'ho prescritto!
No, no, speme non resta!
A tal prezzo, del delitto
il perdono avran del ciel.
Che la lama fiammeggi,
del sangue lor roseggi,
e avra palma immortale
fra gli eletti fedel.
Dio lo vuol! Dio l'ho prescritto!
No, no, speme non resta!
A tal prezzo, del delitto
il perdono avran del ciel.
Dio lo vuol! Dio l'ho prescritto!
No, no, speme non resta!
Dio lo vuol! Dio l'ho prescritto!
No, no, speme non resta!
Che la lama fiammeggi,
del sangue lor roseggi!
Dio lo vuol! ecc.

ST. BRIS
Silenzio, fidi miei.

A FRIAR
Silenzio, fidi miei.

ST. BRIS
Tradirci nol possiam!

A FRIAR
Tradirci nol possiam!
Partiam senza rumor.

ST. BRIS, FRIAR
Partiam sen[ Band 5 begins→ ]za rumor.

ALL
La causa è santa, e in petto
dover ci parla e onore.
Servir senza timore
dobbiam la patria e il re
Voi sul coraggio nostro
contare alfin pote[ ←Band 4 ends ]te,
e il giuramento avete
d'inalterabil fè.
Muti siam, su partiam! Senza rumor! ecc.
Dio lo vuol! Si!
Dio lo vuol!

[translation]

ST. BRIS and FRIARS

We cry "Anathema!"

ALL
We cry "Anathema!" We cry "Anathema!"

ST. BRIS and FRIARS
Yes, God condemns them!

CHORUS
God wills it! God has ordained it!
No, no, no hope remains!
This is the price of heaven's
pardon of the crime.
Let the sword flash,
made red with their blood,
and the immortal palm will
be given to the chosen faithful.
God wills it! God has ordained it!
No, no, no hope remains!
This is the price of heaven's
pardon of the crime.
God wills it! God has ordained it!
No, no, no hope remains!
God wills it! God has ordained it!
No, no, no hope remains!
Let the sword flash,
made red with their blood!
God wills it! etc.

ST. BRIS
Silence, my friends

A FRIAR
Silence, my friends.

ST. BRIS
Let none betray us!

A FRIAR
Let none betray us!
Let us depart without a sound.

ST. BRIS, FRIAR
Let us depart without a sound.

ALL
The cause is holy, and in our hearts
both duty and honor speak.
To serve without fear,
we owe our country and king
Upon our courage, you
may rely to the end,
and you have our oath
of unalterable fidelity.
Let us be silent, and depart! Without a sound!
God wills it! Yes!
God wills it!


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