Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen - Rückert/Mahler arr. Sharp (voice & celli - Matthew Sharp)
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen (Rückert/Mahler) - a song for lockdown?
I made this arrangement and put this together for the Colorado Mahler Festival and their Mini Mahler Online Festival ????????????????
First time noodling with Acapella (I know, late to the lockdown ) - a 6min+ Mahler song without clicktrack had its challenges! Couple of clippy vocal level moments part of THE CURVE.
I hope you enjoy its serenity and light/wise spirit, nonetheless.
Here’s a translation:
I Am Lost To The World
I am lost to the world
With which I used to waste so much time
It has heard nothing from me for so long
It may well believe that I am dead
I am not at all concerned
If it takes me for dead
I can hardly deny it
For I really am dead to the world
I am dead to the world’s turmoil
And I rest in a quiet realm
I live alone in my heaven
In my love, in my song