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This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free...

Language: English

This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death, and the stars.


Translation(s): CAT FRE FRE GER GER GER

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About the headline (FAQ)

Portions of this text were used in Idyll by Frederick Delius.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


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, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Léon Bazalgette (1873 - 1928) CAT GER GER GER by Eva Ruth Spalding.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title CAT FRE FRE by Willy Burkhard.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist CAT FRE FRE by Paul Hindemith.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2017-10-11 12:41:41
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C'est ton heure, ô âme, ton vol libre...

Language: French (Français) after the English

C'est ton heure, ô âme, ton vol libre vers un monde sans mots,
Loin des livres, loin de l'art, le jour effacé, la leçon donnée,
Toi, émergeant tout devant, en silence, le regard fixe, méditant sur les thèmes que tu aimes le mieux,
La nuit, le sommeil, la mort et les étoiles.


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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "A clear midnight" = "Un minuit clair"

Authorship

  • Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in English by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "A clear midnight" CAT GER GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Eugene MacDonald Bonner, Philip Dalmas, Daniel Gilliam, Philip Glass, Ulf A. Grahn, James R. Hanna, Lee Hoiby, Alfred Kunz, Silvan Loher, Michael Ostrzyga, Vincent Persichetti, Russell Platt, Lynnel Reed, James Rolfe, Harry Somers, Eva Ruth Spalding, Harry R. Spier, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Healey Willan, Alice Crane Williams. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2015-07-27.
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:12:32
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Word count: 52