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[Es war noch Zeit]1; ich konnte gehn, Und alles wäre ungeschehn, Und alles wäre rein und klar, Wie es vor jenem Tage war! Es mußte sein. Die Stunde kam, Die kurze, schwüle, und sie nahm Unwandelbar mit jähem Schritt Den ganzen Glanz der Jugend mit.
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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 81.1 Langenberg: "Die Stunde kam"
- by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Die Stunde", written 1901 [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Manfred Frischknecht (b. 1937), "Die Stunde", 1953 [ voice and piano ], from Fünf Lieder, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Günter Habicht (b. 1916), "Die Stunde" [ baritone and piano ], from Fünf Lieder für Bariton nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Horst Joachim Japtok , "Die Stunde" [ voice and piano ], from Drei Gedichte von Hermann Hesse, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Krause (1889 - ?), "Die Stunde ", op. 48 no. 2 [ voice and piano ], from Zwölf Gedichte von Hermann Hesse, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Günther Langenberg , "Die Stunde" [ voice and piano ], from Sechs Lieder, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Friedrich Riepe , "Es war noch Zeit; ich konnte gehn ", op. 6 no. 4, published <<1948 [ voice and piano ], from Sieben Lieder nach Gedichten von Hermann Hesse, no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Carl von Szelle , "Die Stunde", 1925 [ voice and piano ], from Sechszehn [sic] Gedichte von Hermann Hesse, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Xaver Zintl (1903 - 1987), "Die Stunde", <<1949 [ baritone and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2009-05-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 45
[There was still time]1, I could have left, And everything would never have happened, And everything would be pure and clear As it was before that day! It had to be. The hour came, The short, oppressive hour, and, With precipitous steps, unalterably, It took the whole radiance of youth with it.
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Translations of title(s):
"Es war noch Zeit; ich konnte gehn" = "There was still time, I could have left"
"Die Stunde" = "The hour"
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- a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Die Stunde", written 1901
This text was added to the website: 2018-01-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 52