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(#12, based on a diatonic arpeggio, in same family as #1, #56, #103)

[see #10 for #12’s dramatic context]


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[[#13]] The Rhinedaughters' cry: "Heiajaheia! Heiajaheia!”

The Rhinedaughters’ joyous greeting of the waking Rhinegold, expressing their aesthetic pleasure in the world

(#13 based on #5ab; basis of #41, #45b, and #161b)

“(#12) The Rhinedaughters: [[ #13 ]] Heiajaheia! Heiajaheia (:#13)! Wallalalalala Leiajahei! [[ #15 ]] Rhinegold! Rhinegold (:#15)! [[ #16 ]] Light-bringing joy, how bright and sublime your laughter! A glowing gleam breaks awesomely forth from the gold in the seething waves. Heiajahei! Heiajahei! Awaken, friend! Awake to joy! Gladdening games we'll play for you now: when the river glows, and the flood is aflame, your bed we encircle, diving and dancing and singing, in blithely blissful abandon.”


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[[#14]] The Rhinedaughters' exuberant swimming in celebration of the Rhinegold

(#14 based on #2, basis of #38 and #175)

[#14 associated with the Rhinedaughters’ joyful dancing in celebration of the Rhinegold throughout R.1]


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[[#15]] The Rhinedaughters' cry: "Rhinegold! Rhinegold!"

The Rhinedaughters’ joyous greeting of the waking Rhinegold, expressing their aesthetic pleasure in the world

(#15 based on #5a; basis of #45a, and #161a)

[See #13 for #15’s dramatic context]

 

 

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