Aequale "in memoriam Sir Roger Scruton" [Philip Daniel; 2020] [SCROLLING SCORE]

By PhilipDaniel | Musica Melopoetica | 25 Jul 2020


 

 

 

 

An Aequale for two C Trumpets and one F Horn, composed in memory of the late Sir Roger Scruton, a great philosopher of aesthetics. Within its brief span, this Aequale develops the incipit (opening motif) of the pensive Lutheran hymn tune "Kein Stündlein geht dahin", culminating in a subdued but reverential climax. If you enjoyed this, please consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/philipdaniel or https://www.subscribestar.com/philip-daniel  

 

 

 

The text of the Lutheran hymn "Kein Stündlein geht dahin", in both the original German and in English translation, courtesy of Elisabeth Graf:  

 

 

 

(1) Kein Stündlein geht dahin,

 

Es liegt mir in dem Sinn,

 

Ich bin auch immer wo ich bin,

 

Daß mich der Tod

 

Wird bringen in die letzte Not.

 

Ach Gott! wenn alles mich verläßt,

 

So tue du bei mir das Best. 

 

(2) Hier ist kein Aufenthalt,

 

Der Tod hat die Gewalt,

 

Er frißt und würget jung und alt,

 

Er reißt uns fort

 

Aus unsern Orden, Stadt und Ort.

 

Ach Gott! wenn alles mich verläßt,

 

So tue du bei mir das Best.  

 

 

 

 

 

(1) No hour passes,

 

Without my thinking,

 

Wherever I may be,

 

That death will bring me

 

The ultimate despair.

 

Oh God! If all else leaves me,

 

Do your best for me.

 

(2) This is no permanent place of abode,

 

Death has the power,

 

It devours and slays young and old,

 

It snatches us away

 

From our orders, cities and towns.

 

Oh God! If all else leaves me,

 

Do your best for me.

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