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Der Erlkönig



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Der Erlkönig (often called just Erlkönig) is a famous poem by the german poet and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It depicts the death of a child assailed by a supernatural being, the Erlking or "Erlkönig.

O who rides by night thro' the woodland so wild?
It is the fond father embracing his child;
And close the boy nestles within his loved arm,
To hold himself fast, and to keep himself warm.

"O father, see yonder! see yonder!" he says;
"My boy, upon what dost thou fearfully gaze?"
"O, 'tis the Erl-King with his crown and his shroud."
"No, my son, it is but a dark wreath of the cloud."

"O come and go with me, thou loveliest child;
By many a gay sport shall thy time be beguiled;
My mother keeps for theee many a fair toy,
And many a fine flower shall she pluck for my boy."

"O father, my father, and did you not hear
The Erl-King whisper so low in my ear?"
"Be still, my heart's darling--my child, be at ease;
It was but the wild blast as it sung thro' the trees."

"O wilt thou go with me, thou loveliest boy?
My daughter shall tend thee with care and with joy;
She shall bear three so lightlyt thro' wet and thro' wild,
And press thee, and kiss thee, and sing to my child."

"O father, my father, and saw you not plain
The Erl-King's pale daughter glide past thro' the rain?"
"Oh yes, my loved treasure, I knew it full soon;
It was the grey willow that danced to the moon."

"O come and go with me, no longer delay,
Or else, silly child, I will drag thee away."
"O father! O father! now, now, keep your hold,
The Erl-King has seized me--his grasp is so cold!"

Sore trembled the father; he spurr'd thro' the wild,
Clasping close to his bosom his shuddering child;
He reaches his dwelling in doubt and in dread,
But, clasp'd to his bosom, the infant was dead.

tr. Sir Walter Scott
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richard13 said 2585 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
Ambitious Harald
Stirring and evocative music befitting Goethe's tale. The horse's hooves, the icy winds and the dreadful fear are all there to hear. Well done.
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michaeljayklein said 2584 days ago (September 20th, 2012)
I'm currently reading Jules Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and thinking how great this music would go with the adventures and mystery that unfold in the story. This was truly awesome in the correct meaning of that word Harald---brilliant!! Michael
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Ex_Silentio said 2584 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Der Erlkönig
Fantastic, in both senses of the word. Heart pounding, dark forest music. Masterful capture and conveyance.
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Henke said 2584 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
This is great
Even better than the last one, real epic ambient/cinematic - but not "other", that will probably keep people away from this masterpiece, which would be a pity. Big thanks for the download.

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Narad said 2584 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Filmscoring :)
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Philip18 said 2584 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
Der Erlkönig
Big idea, big sound, big mix. Impressive work!
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Vic Holman said 2583 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
excellent piece. amazing how you get such a huge sound and keeping such definition intact
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egobandit said 2583 days ago (September 21st, 2012)
background transition
cool juxtapose , had me fooled, Im imagining the words being sung, it centers around 4:04 interesting way you unfold the sythns
greatness again!
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paul f. page said 2582 days ago (September 22nd, 2012)
Master of the Epic
Maybe that's what your appellation should be. This one is another composition that uses space very well why you take a very measured perspective in the addition of layers to the underlying rhythm track. I always sense a controlled recording session when I listen to your work, one that is carefully thought out and just as equally executed. There's also something a bit unearthly about this soundscape, a feeling of awe and distance that you deftly fashion into an "impression" that somehow seeps into the listener's bones. THAT is the magic of your work.
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davisamerica said 2581 days ago (September 24th, 2012)
film scoring
is perfect genre for this. ear candy .... cool track.
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davajonah said 2580 days ago (September 25th, 2012)
There it is. Fantastic music Harald. Der Erlkönig. The Erl-King. Wow! Heavy, heavy Goethe. Heavy, heavy music. I'm just blown away by this. Wonderful.
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dirigent said 2393 days ago (March 31st, 2013)
One of your best Harald, thank you for giving me a hint.

Powerful ride - amazing sounds. I'm in awe.

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Harald Dastis was born 1952, in Germany. He has now lived in France since 1975. Harald is a poet, painter, and a passionate musician. He is also a professional german teacher. Narad has a passion for Indian spiritualism and his music is inspired by a... [see more]

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