Monday, March 3, 2014

'Twas in the glorious month of May, by Heinrich Heine

 Love Songs by Heinrich Heine, illustrated by Heinrich Comploi (Printed by M. Munk, Vienna, year unknown)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Love, That Will Not Let Me Go

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

1. O Love that will not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

2. O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

3. O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

Definition of Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight Sonata.  A name often, but foolishly, applied to Beethoven's sonata in C sharp, Op. 27, No. 2, composed in 1801.

Pronouncing Dictionary and Condensed Encyclopedia of Musical Terms, Instruments, Composers, and Important Works, by W.S.B. Mathews, Theodore Presser Pub., 1880, Addenda p. 79.