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Der entsühnte Orest

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu meinen Füßen [wiegst]1 du dich
O heimatliches Meer!
[Ich rufe dir:]2 Triumph! Triumph!
[Und schwinge Schild]3 und Speer.

Mycene ehrt als König mich,
Beut meinem Wirken Raum,
Und über [meinen]4 Scheitel saus't
Des Lebens [reicher]5 Baum.

Mit morgendlichen Rosen schmückt
Der Frühling meine Bahn,
Und auf der Liebe Wellen schwebt
Dahin [der leichte]6 Kahn.

Diana naht! o Retterin,
Erhöre du mein Fleh'n!
Laß mich - das Höchste [ward mir ja]7 -
[Nun zu den]8 Vätern geh'n!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Johann Mayrhofer. Neue Sammlung. Aus dessen Nachlasse mit Biographie und Vorwort herausgegeben von Ernst Freih. v. Feuchtersleben. Wien, 1843. Verlag von Ignaz Klang, Buchhändler, page 288.

Note: Schubert received Mayrhofer's texts generally in handwriting; the printed edition of Mayrhofer's poems appeared much later and presents the texts usually in a revised version.

1 Schubert: "brichst"
2 Schubert: "Und murmelst sanft."
3 Schubert: "Ich schwinge Schwert"
4 Schubert: "meinem"
5 Schubert: "goldner"
6 Schubert: "mein leichter"
7 Schubert: "wurde mir"
8 Schubert: "Zu meinen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Orestes absolt", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Orestes gezuiverd", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Orestes absolved", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Oreste absous", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Oreste assolto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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