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BARITONE
Oh friends, not these tones!
Let us raise our voices in more
Pleasing and more joyful sounds
!

ODE TO JOY (Friedrich Schiller)

BARITONE, QUARTET, AND CHORUS
Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

May he who has had the fortune
To gain a true friend
And he who has won a noble wife
Join in our jubilation!

Yes, even if he calls but one soul
His own in all the world.
But he who has failed in this
Must steal away alone and in tears.

All the world's creatures
Draw joy from nature's breast;
Both the good and the evil
Follow her rose-strewn path.

She gave us kisses and wine
And a friend loyal unto death;
She gave lust for life to the lowliest,
And the Cherub stands before God.

TENOR SOLO AND CHORUS
Joyously, as his suns speed
Through Heaven's glorious order,
Hasten, Brothers, on your way,
Exulting as a knight in victory.

CHORUS

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter fire imbibed,
Heavenly, thy sanctuary.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Can you sense the Creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy.
Above the stars He must dwell.

Joy, daughter of Elysium
Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss for all the world!
Brothers!, above the starry canopy
A loving father must dwell.

Joy, beautiful spark of Gods!,
Daughter of Elysium,
Joy, beatiful spark of Gods!.



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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    The song tells a story of a man who has almost given up on life, and in his darkest hour looks for one last ray of hope in the world to believe in. He finds it in a woman named bethany, and his life begins to turn around. Then, one day, as he was crossing the street on his way home from work, he is tragically hit by a bus.
    Of course, we can't forget the racist overtones in lines like "hasten, brothers on your way".
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    UnregisteredApr 13, 2012 at 12:00 am
    I need ode to joy for my black belt recorder its so hard I wish it was just easy I thought it was easy at first but now no it isn't lol I keep trying and trying ode to joy on my recorder have any of you guys did ode to joy on your recorder? Is it east? Its so hard it just make me scream ugh I'm so mad.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 5:31 am
    To me it says man has always struggled to find meaning to his life and the worlds. All peoples struggle to find peace and love in this life. The multitudes of all the people that have died and are embraced in gods eternal heaven wait for us to see as we live the true meaning of love but know that if we give honor to all of gods creatures by striving for peace and love and truth, we will be united again in god"s eternal heaven upon our death.

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