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Dray feygl 01:38
 

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Dray feygl (Three Birds)—based on a poem by Nahum Yud [Nakhum Yerusalemchik]—offers the image of birds pondering the symbolism of natural phenomena and the state of the world.

By: Neil W. Levin

 

Lyrics

Poem: Nahum Yud [Nachum Yerusalemchik]
Sung in Yiddish

Three birds sit and contemplate,
On a tall tree in the field.
Three meditating birds sit
And silently consider the world.
Ah … Ah …

A breeze stirs the cornstalks,
A leaf falls down somewhere,
As if deeply engrossed in thought,
A flower bows its head.

A white star alights
In the velvety expanse,
Three birds sit and ponder
On a tall old tree.
Ah … Ah …

Poem: Nahum Yud [Nachum Yerusalemchik]

zitsn dray farklerte feygl
af a hoykhn boym in feld.
zitsn dray farklerte feygl
un batrakhtn shtil di velt.
ah … ah…

vigt a vintele di zangen,
falt a bletl vu arop,
vi fartift in di gedanken
beygt a bliml ayn dem kop.

tsindt zikh on a vayser shtern
in dem sametenem roym,
zitsn feygl dray un kleren
af a hoykhn altn boym.
ah … ah …


 

Credits

Composer: Henoch Kon

Length: 01:38
Genre: Art Song

Performers: Ida Rae Cahana, Mezzo-soprano;  John Musto, Piano

Date Recorded: 12/01/2001
Venue: Lefrak Concert Hall/Colden Center for the Arts (D), Flushing, New York
Engineer: Lazarus, Tom
Assistant Engineer: Frost, David
Project Manager: Schwendener, Paul

Additional Credits:

Translation: Eliyahu Mishulovin

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