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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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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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Word count: 42

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Dies ist deine Stunde, o Seele, dein...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Dies ist deine Stunde, o Seele, dein freier Flug in das Wortlose.
Fort von Büchern, fort von der Kunst, der Tag ausgelöscht, die Arbeit getan.
Du, ganz emportauchend, lautlos, schauend, den Dingen nachsinnend, die du am meisten liebst:
Nacht, Schlaf, Tod und die Sterne.


About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Peter Palmer

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in English by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), "A clear midnight" CAT FRE FRE
      • 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.

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: 2009-08-23.
Last modified: 2018-11-20 13:07:51
Line count: 4
Word count: 44