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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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- Wagner: LOHENGRIN [Includes RealAudio Selections]
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Act I: King's Prayer excerpt : "Gott richte mich nach Recht und Fug!" ... "So hilf uns, [Gott, zu dieser Frist]"

Georg Anthes (t), Lohengrin

Anton Van Rooy (b), Telramund

Robert Blass (bs), King

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Alfred Hertz

February 7, 1903

[Glackens 6.]

The combatants and the King call upon God to judge their dispute.

[original]

LOHENGRIN and TELRAMUND

Gott richte mich nach Recht und Fug!
So trau' ich ihm, nicht meiner Kraft!

KING
Mein Herr und Gott, nun ruf ich dich,
dass du dem Kampf zugegen sei'st!
Durch Schwertes Sieg ein Urtheil spricht,
das Trug und Wahrheit klar erweist!
Des Reinen Arm gieb Heldenkraft,
des Falschen Stärke sei erschlafft:
so hilf uns [Gott, zu dieser Frist ...]

[translation]

LOHENGRIN and TELRAMUND

May God judge me according to the law!
I trust in him, and not in my own strength!

KING
My Lord and God, I now call on you,
that you be present at this battle!
By the sword's victory, make known a judgement
that clearly divides deceit and truth!
Give hero's strength to the virtuous arm,
make slack the power of the false:
thus help us. God, to this decision.


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