Words From The Greatest Work Of Music

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Freude schoener gotterfunken
    Tochter aus elesium
    Wir betreten fuertrunken
    Himmlische dein heiligthum

    Deine zauber binden weider
    Was die mode streng geitheilt
    Alle menchen werden bruder
    Wo dein sanfter fluegel weilt

    This is all I can furnish from memory, and without German accents on my keyboard, it's the best I can do.

    Am I close, Thomas Stearns?

    Hal
     
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    No ā€œsā€œ, please, just Stearn and an @Thomas Stearn will help to notify me. I don't want to miss out on any alerts.:D

    Yes, that's quite close and when you say you wrote that from memory, it's amazing.
    I live not far from the house in which Schiller wrote it. It's a museum today.
     
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  3. Hal Pollner

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    OK, Herr Stearn!
    Danke Schoen!

    When I play Beethoven's 9th, I like to sing along in German with the 4th movement, the "Ode to Joy"!
    Hal
     
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    @Hal Pollner Without a translation, it probably won't mean too much to anyone who has no clue to what the lyrics are.
     
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    Here are those lines in English.

    Joy, beautiful spark of Divinity [or: of gods],
    Daughter of Elysium,
    We enter, drunk with fire,
    Heavenly One, thy sanctuary!
    Your magic binds again
    What custom strictly divided;
    All people become brothers,
    Where your gentle wing abides.
     
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  6. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Very Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, Thomas...Sehr gut!

    Hal (My 16-year-old Granddaughter is taking German in high school, and her Sister is taking Spanish.)

    My Wife took French in college.

    I took Spanish in High School.

    Harold
     
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