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     Wagner: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 2

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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- Wagner: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG
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Band 1

Act III, Scene 2: Chorale: "[Wach'] auf!" ... "Heil!"

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Alfred Hertz (?)

February 20 or March 21, 1903 (?)

After the Mastersingers arrive at the Festwiese, the populace sings a chorale in honor of Hans Sachs; the (German) words were written by the historical Hans Sachs. (Near the end, there is an obstructed, untrackable groove.)

[original]

ALL

[Or]sù! Già l'alba appare in ciel!
Vicin a me su un arboscel
soave canta un uscignuol
ai fiori che allietan il nostro suol.
La notte omai si dileguò,
e l'oriente gia biancheggiò.
Il sol ben presto sfavillerà
e l'ombre tutte dissiperà.
Evivva Sachs! Onor, onor
di Norimbergo al gran cantor! ecc.

[translation]

ALL

Awake! Already dawn appears in the sky!
Near me, on a tree,
a nightingale sings sweetly
to the flowers that grace our land.
At last the night fades away,
and the east already brightens.
Very soon the sun will shine
and drive away all the shadows.
Hail Sachs! Honor, honor
to the great singer of Nuremberg! etc.


     Wagner: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 2