The chapel (Conradin Kreutzer)

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  • (Posted 2022-05-08)  CPDL #69128:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-05-08).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 209 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: This is an English languarge version of Kreutzer's Die Kapelle (Was schimmert, with some minor differences in the notation.

General Information

Title: The chapel
Composer: Conradin Kreutzer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.90

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Original text and translations

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What friendly light shines from yonder hill,
While stars the heavens with splendour fill?
It gleams from the house of God afar,
Inviting the pilgrim to evening prayer.

What heavenly strains from the chapel resound,
And fill with joy the hearts thither bound!
Sweet voices we hear come floating high,
Uplifting a psalm to the Lord on high.

What silvery tones are those we hear,
Whose echo sounds afar and near?
They come from the bell in yonder tower,
That tells all around 'tis the vesper hour.