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Twilight of the Gods: Act One, Scene Three, Part Two - On top of Bruennhilde's rocky peak: Bruennhilde and Siegfried (disguised as Gunther)

[T.1.3: H]

Having rid herself of Waltraute, Bruennhilde notices Loge’s ring of fire has begun to glow more brightly, and tongues of flame come up over the crest of the mountain cliff. Then Bruennhilde hears Siegfried playing his own motif #92 on his horn, and ecstatically prepares to welcome her god home, when, to her shock and dismay, another man (Siegfried transformed by the Tarnhelm into the image of Gunther) stands before her:

Bruennhilde: (#77: watching the brightly lit stormcloud disappear into the distance: #fire figurations [similar to those which one hears after Bruennhilde has ridden into Siegfried’s funeral pyre, including a scale as in #78?]) Flashing stormclouds, (#77:; #81 as heard in #83?:) born by the wind (:#77; :#81 as heard in #83?), rush on your way: (#77:) never again head back to me here (:#77; :#fire music plus #78 scale figure?)!

 

(It is evening. #35/#100 [sans piccolo]; #98: from below, the glow of the fire gradually increases in brightness.)

 

Bruennhilde: (Looks out calmly over the landscape. #35 >>>: #voc?: [perhaps with a hint of #75 vari - Siegmund’s “I’m lord of sublimest delights”?]) Evening twilight shrouds the heavens: (:#98) more brightly shines the sheltering blaze below. – (#98:; #34: [as heard in the finale of Twilight of the Gods?]) The glowing fire moves up the mountainside. Tongues of flame, growing ever brighter, dart up over the edge of the cliff. (#34 >>>: [is there any #136 here?]) Why does the blazing billow (#33a:) lick at the bulwark in such wild fury? (#33b; #33a) (#34 vari:) The fiery tide is rolling towards the top of the fell (:#34 vari [any #136?]). – (On stage horn in the distance. #92 Bruennhilde starts up in delight.) (#35/#100:; #103 [as heard in Siegfried’s passing through the fire to Bruennhilde in S.3.2-3?]) Siegfried! Siegfried is back! (#103/#35:) Hither he sends up his call! Up! Up! To meet him! (#98:) Into the arms (#92:) of my god (:#35; :#98; :#92)!

 

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