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Ample make this Bed

Language: English

Ample make this Bed --
Make this Bed with Awe --
In it wait till Judgment break
Excellent and Fair.

Be its Mattress straight --
Be its Pillow round --
Let no Sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this Ground --


Translation(s): 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)

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

  • FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Rendi spazioso questo letto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

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Rendi spazioso questo letto

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Rendi spazioso questo letto
preparalo con reverenza e timore;
In esso attendi, finché il giudizio irrompa 
Imparziale e solenne.
 
Sia spianato il materasso,
il cuscino ben riposto;
e che il giallo fragore dell'alba
non disturbi questo posto.


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  • Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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 Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 FRE GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Arthur Farwell, Daron Aric Hagen, Jake Heggie, Brian Holmes, Michael M. Horvit, Ulysses Simpson Kay, David Leisner. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2008-01-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:33
Line count: 8
Word count: 37