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The Three Rhinedaughters: (pausing briefly in their swimming: [[ #174abc ]]/#175 frag>>) ([[ #174b: ]]) The sun-goddess sends her [[ #175: ]] bright-shining beams; (#33b? or #175?) night lies in the depths. (#12 frag) Once it was light [[ #175: ]] when, safe and hallowed, our father’s gold (#12) still gleamed there. Rhinegold, radiant gold! (#54?:) How brightly you used to shine, [[ #174c: ]] you hallowed star of the deep (:#174c). (They resume their aquatic dance: #174b: [is #4 here also?]) Weilala (#174c:) leia, (#175) (#174c:) wallala leialala (:#174c – plus #4?)! (distant horn call. #103 frag: They listen, then beat the water in jubilation. [[ #175 ]]; #33b?) (#174?:; #175>>:) O sun-goddess, send us the hero who may give us back the gold! (#12) If he left it with us, (#175) your bright-gleaming eye we’d then need envy [“neideten” (#12) no longer! (#12?) (#107 vari?: [this can’t be right: surely Dunning didn’t mean #107?]) Rhinegold, radiant gold (:#107 vari?)! (#174c:) How happily then you would shine, (#175) you free-spirited star of the deep (:#174c)!

 

(#103: Siegfried’s horn call is heard, closer than before. #175 - &/or #33b? [figurations representing water and fire seem to become indistinguishable during this scene, as they do in the finale of Twilight of the Gods, and to an extent they did when Siegfried in S.3.3 spoke of cooling his ardor, putting out his fire, so to speak, in the flood of Bruennhilde’s love – this merging fire and water music also seems related to figurations describing the Woodbird’s fluttering in flight near the end of S.2.3, and before Wotan/Wanderer’s appearance in S.3.2?]; #103?; #176 frag? [two-note horncall])

 

Woglinde: ([[ #176: ]] [is #176 a compound of frags of other motifs? It seems to be compounded of two emphasized notes, like #5 or #151, followed by a sort of fire or woodbird figuration?]) I can hear his horn (#175 &/or #33b?).

 

Wellgunde: [[ #176: ]] The hero’s approaching (:#176).

 

Flosshilde: Let us take counsel!

 

(All three plunge beneath the waves. #175: [&/or #33b, like Loge’s fire in the Twilight of the Gods finale?] Siegfried appears on the cliff, fully armed. [[ #176 ]])

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