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Magst du zu dem Alten halten Oder Altes neu gestalten, Mein's nur treu und laß Gott walten!
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- by Joseph Karl Benedikt, Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Spruch", appears in Gedichte, in 3. Zeitlieder [author's text checked 1 time 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 Ernst Pepping (1901 - 1981), "Magst du zu dem Alten halten", published 1930 [mixed chorus], from Sprüche und Lieder nach Gedichten von Goethe, Rilke und Eichendorff für drei- bis fünfstimmigen gemischten Chor [text not verified]
- by Othmar Schoeck (1886 - 1957), "Spruch", op. 49 no. 7 (1933) [baritone, men's chorus, chamber orchestra], from Kantate. Nach Gedichten von Eichendorff, no. 7. [text not verified]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Maxim", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson
This text was added to the website: 2007-08-07
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Word count: 17
Whether you stick to the old ways Or shape the old ways into something new, Just mean well and let God work!
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Joseph Karl Benedikt, Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Spruch", appears in Gedichte, in 3. Zeitlieder
This text was added to the website: 2011-05-19
Line count: 3
Word count: 22