Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Song of Destiny

We are singing Brahms' Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) with the Dunedin Youth Orchestra on Saturday 26 May at Knox Church. Do come along and enjoy our performance!

Enjoy this recording by Orchestre Revolutionairre et Romantique and the The Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

Admission vouchers for our concert are now on sale!

Here's a translation of the German text:

You wander above in the light 
on soft ground, blessed genies! 
Blazing, divine breezes 
brush by you as lightly 
as the fingers of the player 
on her holy strings. 

Fateless, like sleeping 
infants, the divine beings breathe, 
chastely protected 
in modest buds, 
blooming eternally 
their spirits, 
and their blissful eyes 
gazing in mute, 
eternal clarity. 

Yet there is granted us 
no place to rest; 
we vanish, we fall - 
the suffering humans - 
blind from one 
hour to another, 
like water thrown from cliff to cliff, 
for years into the unknown depths. 

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