sometimes misattributed to Ignaz Franz Castelli (1781 - 1862)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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

This text was added to the website: 2005-04-18
Line count: 5
Word count: 20

Canto elegiaco
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lieve è stata la tua vita,
così anche la tua morte,
troppo santa per il dolore!
Che nessun occhio pianga
Per il ritorno a casa di uno spirito celeste.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2005 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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This text was added to the website: 2005-04-22
Line count: 5
Word count: 29