Re: CHAT: Goethe (was: Roumant)
|From:||dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 27, 2000, 15:50|
On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, John Cowan wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Nov 2000, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> > Still, he claims to find German beatiful. I wonder where he finds it...
> Consider this poem:
> I think it's pretty beautiful, even apart from the sense.
Indeed. I set this poem to music for a final project in a music theory
class many years ago. The assignment was to create a four-part chorale
using "common practice" harmony. Most of the other students set
overtly religious texts; I opted for this instead.