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Das überlichte Licht schaut man in...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das überlichte Licht schaut man in diesem Leben
Nicht besser, als wann man in's Dunkle sich begeben.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Angelus Silesius und Saint-Martin. Auszüge., Berlin, in Commission bei Veit & Comp., 1834, p. 79.

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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)

  • by Rudi Spring (b. 1962), "Das überlichte Licht", op. 64 no. 3 (1995) [five-part mixed chorus (s-mez-a-t-bar), flute (+ bass drum), viola, tenor-hammered dulcimer (+ claves), natural horn and contrabass-tuba], from Chor-Fantasie, no. 3. [
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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-11-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:23
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In this life one cannot see the...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In this life one cannot see the brightest light
Better than by betaking oneself into darkness.

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Text added to the website: 2014-12-12.
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