Glück - (2015)    

Franz Drey

for baritone voice and piano


Musik, die leuchtet,

ganz im Innern,

zeigt sich nicht

ein jedes Mal.


Glucklich ist der Augenblick,

wenn dies frei gelingt,

glucklich fließt die goldne Glut,

die im Körper klingt.

Copyright © 2014  Franz Drey

Used with permission

2 pages, circa 2' 25"


 Music that illuminates

wholly from within

shows itself not

in each moment.


Fortunate is that instant,

when it freely wakes,

fortunate flows the golden spring,

that in mankind rings.


free paraphrase by the composer



 The text is set as if two verses, the second edited to indicate that music indeed shows itself at times. For this the second strophe is the B of an ABA song form, with an easy tessitura for the voice and lightly polytonal harmonies in the accompaniment.




The score 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.