Score Example lyrics-syllab


    The vocal part contains the original text and a translation. In the third measure, the translation has two syllables while the original-language lyrics has one. This is reflected in the music with a quarter note for the original lyrics and two eighth notes for the tranlated lyrics. Similar double-stem notation is used for multiple verses when the number of syllables varies between the verses. Example from the piano reduction of Wagner's Rheingold.

    [MEI]

    più thinks Rei it fes were zu wise wal now ten, sway räth o’er lich the ring will to es en mich sure dün me. ken. sempre