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Gebet an Pierrot (1912) Op. 21 no.9


Part of a series or song cycle:

Pierrot Lunaire (Op. 21)


Gebet an Pierrot

Pierrot! Mein Lachen
Hab ich verlernt!
Das Bild des Glanzes
Zerfloß - Zerfloß!
Schwarz weht die Flagge
Mir nun vom Mast.
Pierrot! Mein Lachen
Hab ich verlernt!
O gieb mir wieder,
Roßarzt der Seele,
Schneemann der Lyrik,
Durchlaucht vom Monde,
Pierrot - mein Lachen!

Prayer to Pierrot

Pierrot! my laughter
I have forgot.
My source of light is erased, – erased.
Black waves the flag now,
Upon my mast.
Pierrot! my laughter
I have forgot.
O give me back,
You farrier of spirits,
Snow-man of poesy,
Princess of moonshine,
Pierrot! – my laughter!

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Composer

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer, music theorist, and painter. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.


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