René Mense




Sonett 28 (1997)
for contralto and guitar, 1'30"
Lyrics: William Shakespeare

Sonett 28
How can I then return in happy plight
That am debarr'd the benefit of rest,
When day's oppression is not eas'd by night,
But day by night and night by day oppress'd,

And each, though enemies to other's reign,
Do in consent shake hands to torture me,
The one by toil, the other to complain
How far I toil, still farther off from thee?

I tell the day to please him thou art bright
And do'st him grace when clouds do blot the heaven;
So flatter I the swart-complexion'd night
When sparkling stars twire not thou gild'st the even:

But day doth daily draw my sorrows longer,
And night doth nightly make grief´s strenght seem stronger.

William Shakespeare (1609)

Audio Sample (MP3) 1.5 MB

Sonett 28 - Jarchow-Verlag - Cover 

Cover of the edition published by Jarchow-Verlag (RJV 24)

© 2000 / ISMN M-700090-24-1 / U / [3] / German + English / 4 pages / Karton + Broschur / 2 Stimmen / 6.- Euro




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