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Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!

Language: English

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star!
Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far!
That show'st the darkness thou canst not dispel,
How like art thou to joy remember'd well!
So gleams the past, the light of other days,
Which shines, but warms not with its powerless rays;
A nightbeam Sorrow watcheth to behold,
Distinct, but distant - clear - but, oh how cold!


Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER GER GER ITA RUS

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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)

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23

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Die Sonne der Schlaflosen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Schlafloser Augen Sonne, zitternd Licht,
das durch die Finsternis der Nächte bricht
und das erhellte Dunkel beßer zeigt,
wie dir Erinnerung der Freude gleicht.
So scheint auch der vergangnen Tage Lust,
sie scheint, allein erwärmet nicht die Brust.
Dem wachen Kummer strahlt sie wie ein Stern,
klar, aber kalt; hell, aber ach! so fern!


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Based on
  • a text in English by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Sun of the sleepless", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 24, first published 1815 FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Christopher Montague Edmunds, Adolph Martin Foerster, Arthur H. Gutman, Otto Luening, James Nary, Isaac Nathan, Samuel Harold Oakley, Humphrey Procter-Gregg, Ned Rorem, Bryceson Treharne, Thomas Van Dyke Wiesenthal. Go to the text.

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


Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

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Word count: 54