I have had my invitation to this world's...
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
I have had my invitation to this world's festival,
and thus my life has been blessed.
My eyes have seen and my ears have heard.
It was my part [at this feast]1
to play upon my instrument
and I have done all I could.
Now, I ask, has the time come at last
when I may go in
and see thy face
and offer thee my silent salutation?
Translation(s): DUT FRE GER GER
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1 omitted by Sohal.
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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)
- by Gert Oost (b. 1943), "Now I ask you", 1993 [soprano, flute, and piano], from Drie Liederen uit de Wijzangen, no. 2. [
text not verified ]
- by Naresh Sohal (b. 1939), "I have had my invitation to this world's festival
", 1999-2002 [soprano and piano], from Songs of Desire, no. 3. [
text verified 1 time]
Settings in other languages:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG FRE DUT by Hanns Eisler.
- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG GER FRE GER by Daniel Ruyneman.
Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-01-24.
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