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Nachtlied

Composer
Year of composition
2011
Lyricist
Georg Trakl
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra
Instrumental parts
Not available

Setting of the poem ’Nachtlied’ 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 of the poem is:-
Over dark waters at night
I sing my sad songs
Songs that bleed like wounds.
But no heart carries them to me again
Through the darkness.
Only the dark waters at night
Rush, sob my songs,
Songs that bleed from wounds
They carry them again to my heart
Through the darkness.

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