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Im Osten

Year of composition
Georg Trakl
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

Setting of the poem 'Im Osten' by Georg Trakl, for Bass-Baritone and Orchestra.
The MP3 uses Vienna Symphonic Library and a real voice.
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NOTE: Parts are available from david@davidstowell.co.uk

An approximate translation is:-
The wild organs of the winter storm
Resembles the peoples' dark anger,
The purple tide of battle,
Leafless stars.
With broken brows, silver arms
The night beckons dying soldiers.
In the shade of the autumn ash
Sigh the spirits of the slain.
Thorny wilderness encircled the city.
The moon chases terrified women
Away from bleeding stages.
Wild Wolves broke through the gate.

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