Ein Spruch - (2012)
medium voice and piano
nicht, woher ich bin gekommen,
Weiß nicht, wohin ich werd' genommen,
Doch weiß ich fest: daß ob mir ist
Eine Liebe, die mich nie vergißt.
pages, circa 1' 40"
little maxim captures a truth of life that all the philosophers combined
cannot further clarify. From whence do we spring? May we know who and where
we will be in our tomorrows? But as with Stephen Hawking's amusing comment,
the truth is that -- as Hawking noted about love -- "women are a mystery" to
him, and Kerner knew well that one special memory of a love will abide with
us throughout life.
no idea from whence I came,
And no idea of tomorrow's game,
But 'tis assured I know one thing:
What an unforgettable love can bring.
Copyright 2012 © Gary Bachlund All
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setting bubbles along in but two and three voices, a set of blocks which fit
together. The voice part's intervals are reversed after a short jab of
commentary. Who knows? Who knows? The humorous setting ends as marked,
non ritardando, quietly.
The score for Ein Spruch is available as a free PDF download,
though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is
prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic
below for this piano-vocal score.