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The sun whose rays are all ablaze

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The Mikado


Arthur Sullivan




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The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze - aus "Mikado" (für Gesang und Klavier)

Singer: Cathy Berberian

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The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze - aus "Mikado" (für Gesang und Klavier) · Cathy Berberian/Bruno Canino

Wie einst in schöner'n Tagen - Salonmusik der Belle Epoque

℗ 1976 Original 1976 Digital Remaster 2013 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Lead Vocals, Soprano Vocals: Cathy Berberian
Lead Vocals, Piano: Bruno Canino
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Composer: William Schwenk Gilbert

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The sun, whose rays are all ablaze with ever-living glory,
does not deny his majesty--he scorns to tell a story!
He don't exclaim, "I blush for shame, so kindly be indulgent";
but fierce and bold, in fiery gold, he glories all effulgent.

I mean to rule the earth, as he the sky--
We really know our worth, the sun and I!

Observe his flame, that placid dame, the moon's celestial highness;
There's not a trace upon her face of diffidence or shyness:
She borrows light, that, through the night, mankind may all acclaim her!
And, truth to tell, she lights up well; So I, for one, don't blame her.

Ah, pray make no mistake, we are not shy;
We're very wide awake, the moon and I!

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Standard Vocal Literature: SopranoGilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Soprano

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