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Chor der Engel

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

Chor der Engel
German source: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Christ ist erstanden! 
Freude dem Sterblichen,
den die verderblichen,
schleichenden, erblichen 
Mängel umwanden.

Choir of Angels
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Christ is risen!
Joy to the mortal,
Enmeshed in
Corrupting,
Insidious, inherited
Sins.

Chor der Engel
German source: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Choir of Angels
English source: Richard Wigmore

Christ ist erstanden! 
Christ is risen!
Freude dem Sterblichen,
Joy to the mortal,
den die verderblichen,
Enmeshed in
schleichenden, erblichen 
Corrupting,
Mängel umwanden.
Insidious, inherited

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on…

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