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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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Sole degli insonni

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the English

Sole degli insonni, pallida stella!
Come tremule lacrime , da lontano riluci;
Tu manifesti la notte, ma non la puoi dissipare,
quanto assomigli alla felicità perduta,
alla luce di giorni che furono,che ancora brilla,
ma che non fa più calore!
Veglia il dolore, come raggio nel buio,
chiaro ma lontano, luminoso, ma , oh, quanto freddo!


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  • Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2009 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 George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "Sun of the sleepless", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 24, first published 1815 FRE GER GER GER GER GER 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.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-03-18.
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