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Душа моя мрачна. Скорей, певец, скорей!

Language: Russian (Русский) after the English

Душа моя мрачна. Скорей, певец, скорей!
Вот арфа золотая:
Пускай персты твои, промчавшися по ней,
Пробудят в струнах звуки рая.
И если не навек надежды рок унёс,
Они в груди моей проснутся,
И если есть в очах застывших капля слёз -
Они растают и прольются.

Пусть будет песнь твоя дика. Как мой венец,
Мне тягостны веселья звуки!
Я говорю тебе: я слёз хочу, певец,
Иль разорвётся грудь от муки.
Страданьями [была]1 упитана она,
Томилась долго и безмолвно; и грозный
Час настал - теперь она полна,
Как кубок смерти, яда полный.


Translation(s): GER

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Based on
  • a text in English by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "My soul is dark", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 9, adaptation of I Samuel 16:14-23, first published 1815 DUT FRE GER GER GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alfred Alexander, Jan van Amerongen, L. G. Barbour, Charles Auguste de Beriot, Samuel Bugatch, Noble Cain, Thomas Case, T. Davenport Chatterton, Thomas Childs, H. J. Coldwell, David Leo Diamond, John Lodge Ellerton, William Wallace Gilchrist, Arthur H. Gutman, J. Valentine Hall, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, James Nary, Isaac Nathan, Samuel Harold Oakley, C. E. Phillips, G. Pigott, Bryceson Treharne, Thomas Van Dyke Wiesenthal. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2003-11-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:57

Line count: 16
Word count: 90

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Hebräische Melodie

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Russian (Русский)

Mein Geist ist trüb und schwer, komm mit
Der gold'nen Harf' und lass die Saiten rauschen,
Wenn gleitet deine Hand sanft zitternd über sie hin
Will ich dem Sang der Sehnsucht lauschen.
Trägt mich die Hoffnung nicht, die mir das Herz bewegt,
Lässt sie die Saiten schmerzlich klingen
Und statt im Hirn zu starr'n wird durch der Augen Flor
Mir mild die Mannesthräne dringen.

Lass ihren Sang nicht Freude sein, 
Ihr Lied sei wild und ihre Weise töne Trauer,
Hilf, Harfner, meiner Pein, mein armes Herz
Zerspringt wenn es nicht lös't der Thränen Schauer.
Es rang so lange Zeit, von Gram allein genährt,
Mit seiner Seufzer stummen Drange.
Jetzt, da der schwere Fluch es zur Entscheidung drängt,
Jetzt bricht es, oder schmilzt im Klange!


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in English by George Gordon Noel Byron, Lord Byron (1788 - 1824), "My soul is dark", appears in Hebrew Melodies, no. 9, adaptation of I Samuel 16:14-23, first published 1815 DUT FRE GER GER GER GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alfred Alexander, Jan van Amerongen, L. G. Barbour, Charles Auguste de Beriot, Samuel Bugatch, Noble Cain, Thomas Case, T. Davenport Chatterton, Thomas Childs, H. J. Coldwell, David Leo Diamond, John Lodge Ellerton, William Wallace Gilchrist, Arthur H. Gutman, J. Valentine Hall, Leonard J[ordan] Lehrman, James Nary, Isaac Nathan, Samuel Harold Oakley, C. E. Phillips, G. Pigott, 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)

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Hebrew melody", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2019-04-25 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-04-26 15:48:14

Line count: 16
Word count: 124