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I know not how thou singest, my master!

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I know not how thou singest, my master! 
I ever listen in silent amazement.

The light of thy music illumines the world. 
The life breath of thy music runs from sky to sky. 
The holy stream of thy music breaks 
through all stony obstacles and rushes on.

My heart longs to join in thy song, 
but vainly struggles for a voice. 
I would speak, but speech breaks not into song, 
and I cry out baffled. 
Ah, thou hast made my heart captive 
in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!


Translation(s): DUT DUT FRE GER ITA

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE GER ITA by Atma Kenswil.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE GER DUT by Dino Menichetti.
  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE GER ITA by Jan Pouwels.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title unknown
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je ne sais pas comment tu chantes, mon maître !", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:05
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Je ne sais pas comment tu chantes, mon maître !

Language: French (Français) after the English

Je ne sais pas comment tu chantes , mon maître !
J'écoute toujours dans une stupeur silencieuse.

La lumière de ta musique illumine le monde.
La respiration de vie de ta musique court de ciel en ciel.
Le flux sacré de ta musique 
éventre les obstacles de pierre et bondit.

Mon cœur meurt d'envie de se joindre à ton chant, 
mais en vain se bat pour y être une voix.
Je voudrais parler, mais la parole ne se brise pas en un chant 
et je pousse un cri, désemparé.
Ah tu as fait captif mon cœur, 
dans les mailles sans fin de ta musique, mon maître !


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Text added to the website: 2013-12-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:24
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