sometimes misattributed to Ignaz Franz Castelli (1781 - 1862)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Elegischer Gesang
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Sanft, wie du lebtest, 
hast du vollendet, 
zu heilig für den Schmerz!
Kein Auge wein' ob 
des himmlischen Geistes Heimkehr.

This text comes from lines 2-1, 3-4, and 3-5 of a poem by Haug referring to the death of the poet Johann Georg Jacobi.


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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Elegisch gezang", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Ahmed E. Ismail) , copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant élégiaque", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto elegiaco", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ahmed E. Ismail

Text added to the website: 2005-04-18 00:00:00
Last modified: 2019-11-18 21:13:02
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Word count: 20

Chant élégiaque
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Doucement comme tu as vécu,
Tu es mort,
Trop saint pour la douleur !
Qu'aucun œil ne pleure pour
Le retour de l'esprit céleste.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2014-01-09 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
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Word count: 24