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Bist du bei mir (1969)

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Five Spiritual Songs - Geistliche Lieder

Bist du bei mir

Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden
Zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh.
Ach, wie vergnügt wär so mein Ende,
Es drückten deine schönen Hände
Mir die getreuen Augen zu.

If you are with me

If you are with me, I shall with rapture
Go to my death and to my rest.
Ah, how joyous would be my end,
If your beautiful hands were to close
My faithful eyes.

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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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