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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: > > ['ybA'al@n'gIpfl=n] > ['Ist'Ru:] > [In'al@n'vipfl=n] > ['Spyr@st'du] > ['kaumain@n'haux] > [di'f3g@lain'Svaign=Im'vald@] > ['vart@nurbald@] > ['ru@stdu'aux] > > 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. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga