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[T.1.3: I]

Siegfried, in the guise of Gunther, and running out of patience, jumps down from his perch on the rock and brusquely informs Bruennhilde that she’s now going to have to spend the night wed to Gunther in her cave:

Siegfried: (#151:; #87 “Crisis” vari on trombones: Leaping down from the rock and stepping nearer: #151; #Hagen’s watch accompaniment? [heard here in the form of a five chord brass figure?]) (#42 end frag:) Night draws on (:#42 end frag): (#154:) within your chamber you’ll have to wed me.

 

Bruennhilde: (threateningly stretching out the finger on which she wears Siegfried’s ring: #? [an orchestral figure which may reference music which just preceded Sieglinde’s naming of Siegmund near the end of V.1.3?]) Keep away! Fear this token! (#84:; #45?:; #19 vari >>: [perhaps Bruennhilde’s “Triumphant” vari of #19 or #17, to which she extolled the ring as the symbol of Siegfried’s love, from her debate with Waltraute in T.1.3?]) You’ll never force me into shame (#45:; #42 end frag:) as long as this ring protects me (:#84; :#45; #42 end frag; :#19 vari).

 

Siegfried: (#161: [transforms into #42?]; #151b and vari with #Hagen’s watch accompaniment >>:; #64 voc?: [perhaps a musical reference to Siegmund’s remark to Sieglinde in V.1.3?: “There Nothung the sword shall shield you, when Siegmund succumbs to your love”? Is there any influence of Froh’s “… who grants us the sorrowless bliss of youth everlasting” &/or #75?]) Let it give Gunther a husband’s rights: be wedded to him with the ring (:#161 [which transforms into #42?]; :#151b & vari with #Hagen’s watch accompaniment; :#64 voc? [&/or reference to Siegmund or Froh?])!

 

Bruennhilde: (#151b >> :) Away, you robber (:#151b)! (#19?:) Impious thief! (#19 vari:) Make not so bold as to near me (:#19 vari)! (#13 vari:; #153 varis:; #165 embryo?: [perhaps as heard in T.1.2 in the music expressing Siegfried’s manic urge to win Bruennhilde for Gunther, so Siegfried could wed Gutrune, becoming more definitive here?]) The ring makes me stronger than steel: you’ll never steal it from me (:#13 vari; #153 varis; :#165 embryo?)! (#77?)

 

Siegfried: (#51:) To wrest it from you you teach me now (:#51).

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