Daily Archives: October 1, 2019

Rest In Peace, Jessye

Rest in peace, Miss Norman.

I have long loved your voice.  May it now find a place in the angels’ choirs.

I am lost to the world

I am lost to the world
With which I used to waste much time;
It has for so long known nothing of me,
It may well believe that I am dead.
Nor am I at all concerned
If it should think that I am dead.
Nor can I deny it,
For truly I am dead to the world.
I am dead to the world’s tumult
And rest in a quiet realm!
I live alone in my heaven,
In my love, in my song!

Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

And most importantly —

http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/assets/files/programme_notes/40213/140605.pdf