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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 1 decade ago

Opera lyrics question, please help if you can!?

Does anyone know where to find the lyrics to a song called "Tristes Apprêtes, Pâles Flambeaux" (From Castor et Pollux)? I've searched everywhere. It's the song in the movie Marie Antoinette at the end when her son dies, and I would like to know the words.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here you go:

    Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux,

    Jour, plus affreux que les ténèbres,

    Astres lugubres des tombeaux,

    Non, je ne verrai plus que vos clartés funèbres.

    Toi, qui vois mon cœur éperdu,

    Père du jour, ô soleil, ô mon père !

    Je ne veux plus d'un bien, que Castor a perdu,

    Et je renonce à ta lumière.

    Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux,

    Jour, plus affreux que les ténèbres,

    Astres lugubres des tombeaux,

    Non, je ne verrai plus que vos clartés funèbres

  • 1 decade ago

    I tried searching the internet for it, but didn't come up with much. However, if you buy the soundtrack recording, the lyrics may be in the liner notes. You might also try searching 'Jean-Phillipe Rameau', who was the composer; you might have better luck that way. Barring that, see it there's a decent music store in town that will help you find any sheet music that may be available. Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    if it comes down to this you could always buy a recording of the opera ..... a libretto is almost always included

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