Chromatic balm for one who has been through some kind of trauma, this setting, marked "Andantino con molt' espressione." uses Swell flutes and strings
coupled to a delicious Pedal with a very brief passage on the Choir. An attempt at simulating a crescendo pedal was as smooth as I could make it, and
the marking "with religious fervor" was observed at the end.
E.M. Skinner Organ, Opus 719 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Chicago, Illinois (1928) -
Samples by Brett Milan
- Nach einer Prüfung kurzer Tage, Op. 65, No. 30
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- Chorale Text
Nach einer Prüfung kurzer Tage
erwartet uns die Ewigkeit.
Dort, dort verwandelt sich die Klage
in göttliche Zufriedenheit.
Hier übt die Tugend ihren Fleiß
und jene Welt reicht ihr den Preis.
--Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, 1715-1769.
After a Test of but short Days
we so await Eternity
There, there, the Lament, so it changes
in god-ly Content-ment
Here their Flesh practices Virtue
and yon World richly theirs in Praise.
--tr. Russell Davis
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