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Franz Schubert

(1797-1828)

Erlknig
Op. 1

Original arrangement for Voice and Piano (transposed to E minor)

Score

This edition copyright 1999 by Fred Nachbaur Dogstar Music

All rights reserved

Free (non-commercial) distribution allowed and encouraged. Rev. 1a, Jan. 1999. Obtained from Werner Icking Music Archives

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Erlknig (Op.1)
Transposed from Gm to Em Schnell (Presto) G =152

Franz Schubert, lyrics by J.W. von Goethe


3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k
f

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz k k k k
f 3 3

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz n m

kz

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz k k k k
3 3

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz n m

kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k k k k k k k
cresc.

kz

jz jz

N
3 3

dk dk

k k k k k k dk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k
decresc.

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O
3 3

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k n m

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz k k k k
3 3

kz

10

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz n m

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz k k k k
3 3

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kz n m

kz

13

d
pp

kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k k k k k k k i i

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k dk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k di di

This edition 1999 by Fred Nachbaur. Non-commercial distribution permitted. English lyrics by Natalia MacFarren. Contributed by Richard Woodroffe

d a

mf
m n k
Wer Who

j
rei rides -

jz
spt night

k
durch o'er

tet so through the

d a dk k k d

3
k k k k k k k k k

3
k k k

3
dk k k

3
k k k k k k k k k

3
k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dk dk j dk k k k

O
j
Wind? wild?

dk dk j dk k k k

18

j
Nacht wood -

j
und land

k
Es It

d a

3
dk k k

3
k k k k k k k k k

3
k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k d

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dk j k k dk k dk

3
i

21

jz
ist is

k
der a

j
Va fa -

k
ter ther

k
mit with

jz
sei his -

k
nem young

d a

3
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k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k kk kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k k k k k k k

n jz k k k

24

j
Kind; child;

k
Er The

jz
hat boy

k
den lies

Nj
Kna fold -

NP

j
ben ed,

d a

3
k k k

3
k k k

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k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

z k k dk ek k k k

3
k z

3
i A

3
z ek k z

k k dk k k k

3 27

N O

j
wohl close

kz
in in

s k
dem his

N j
Arm, arm

k
Er He

d a d kk k k d i A
29

3
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3
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3
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3
k k k k k k k k k

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3
k k k k k k

3
k k k k

3
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jz
fat holds

k
ihn him

NP k

k
er and

j
hlt safe

dj
ihn from

si - cher, stea - dy

d a

k k k k k k k k k k k k kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

decresc.
b d di A k z n k z n

k k k k k k dk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k n k z k z n

32

d j
warm. harm..

d a

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k z k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k n m

f
b d k
35

3
k z k z

n k Mein "My

j
Sohn, son,

n k was thou

d a

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k n m

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k l

pp
b d

k k k k z k k k

3
k z k z

4 38

d j
birgst hid -

kz
du est

s k
so thy

j
bang face

dkz
dein as

s k
Ge in -

j
sicht?" fear?"

d a

3
kk k

3
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3
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3
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3
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k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k k k k k k

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cresc.
b d l m

decresc.
j

f
dk j k k k k k

41

p
m n k
Siehst, "The

jz
Va Erl -

k
ter, King

jz
du fa

k
den ther,

d a

3
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3
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3
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pp
b d k dk j k k k k

3
i

k dk j k k k k

44

j
Erl see -

k
k he -

k
nig is

j
nicht? near!

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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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decresc.
b d i

mf 3
k k k k

3
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46

k
Den With

djz
Er Crown -

k
lenand

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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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b d k

3
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3
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5 48

d k
-

k
mit and

djz
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ek
und white

j
Schweif?" shroud"

k - nig Scep - tre

d a

3
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mf
b d

k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k dk j k k k k

decresc. 3 3
dk j k k k k k

51

mp
m n k Mein "My jz Sohn, son, k es 'tis jz
ist but

k ein a

d a

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k l

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k l

mf
b d i

54

d kz Ne pass d
-

s k k bel - streif." ing cloud."

3
k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

decresc.
b d i

mf
n k z k z

decresc.
n k z k z k z n

57

pp
m n k
Du "My

jz
lie gen -

k
bes tle

jz
Kind, boy,

k
komm, Oh

3
d a

3
k k k k o o k k k k o k k k k o

3
k k k k o k k k k o

3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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k k k k

ppp
b s k k s k k s k k s k k s k k s k k s k k

6 60

jz
geh come

k
mit with

jz
mir! me;

k
Gar I'll

jz
sch sport -

k
ne and

3
d a o k k k k o k k k k o

3
k k k k o k k k k o

3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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3
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s k k

s k k

s k k

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s k k

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s k k

s k k

s k k

63

3
j
Spie play -

j
le the

k
spiel day

dk k

k
ich long

dk mit with

jz
dir; thee

k
Manch And

3
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3
k k k o k k k o

3
k k k o k k k o

3
k k k o k k k o

3
o d kk k k s k k o kk k k s k k

3
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3
o kk k k o kk k k s k k

3
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3
k k k k o k k k k o

3
k k k k o k k k k o

3
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3
k k k k o k k k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

66

jz
bun won -

dk
te drous

j
Blu flow -

k
men ers

k
sind shalt

dk

3
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3
kk k k o o kk k k

3
kk k k o o

3
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3
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3
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3
k k k k o o k k k k

3
k k k k o

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

68

jz
an thou

k
dem be -

jz
Strand, hold

k k t t Mei - ne And a

3
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3
kk k k o o kk k k

3
kk k k o o kk k k

3
kk k k o o

3
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3
k k k k o k k k k o

3
k k k k o k k k k o k k k k

3
k k k k o

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

s k k

7 70

kz
Mut gar -

f
k t k k k k j
gl wear -

ter hat ment shalt

manch thou

k t den all k k k k kk o kk

s k
Ge of -

j
wand. Gold."

k
Mein "My

3
d a o k dk k k o k k k k o k k k k

3
k k k k o o k k k s k k

3
o k k k o s k k k k k

3
k b k k o k o k k k k o k k k k k k o k k k kk k k kk a

3
k k k k k k dk dk

3
s k o s k

3
o s k

3
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3
o

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

s k k

s k k

k k

73

j
Va fa -

kz
ter, ther,

k t mein my

k
Va fa

k
-

k
ter, ther,

k
und Oh

A j
h dost -

A kz
rest thou

k t du not

d a

3
k k k k k k

3
k k k k k k dk dk

3
k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k j j

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

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j j

dj dj

76

mp
j
nicht, hear

k
Was What

k
Er Erl -

k
len King

s dk

s k
mir so

O
j
lei soft -

j j

dkz
se in

s k
vermine

k - nig whis - pers

d a

3
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3
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3
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p
b d dj dj

decresc.
k k dk k ek j

79

d
-

O
i
spricht?" ear?"

mp
m n dk
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dd d

k
ru fear

k
hig, not,

s dk
blei it -

s k
be is

d a

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dd d

3
kk k

k k k k k k k k k k d k k k k k k k k k e kk kk k k k k k k k k k k

cresc.
b d di

decresc.
k dk

z dk

z k

dd d

8 82

dd d

s k

s k

k
In The

ru - hig, mein Kind; noth - ing my child,

dr - ren leaves but

Blt - tern rus - tle

k su sharp

s k selt o'er

s dk
der the

dd d

3
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3
kk k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k dk k k k k k k k k k k kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k

dd d i k k z k z k z k z

n k z

85

dd d

j
Wind." wild."

k
Willst, "Thou

k
fei gen -

k
ner tle

s k

s dk

Kna - be, du boy wilt thou

dd d

3
k s k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

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3
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3
k k k k

cresc.
b dd d j

decresc.

ppp
o s k k o o s k k o

j s k k t Mei - ne M - y

88

dd d

k
mit with

k
mir me

k
gehn? go

k Tch - ter daugh - ters

k
sol all -

s k

s k

k
war pas -

len dich pret - ty

k ten times

k
schn; know,

s k

s k

Mei - ne M - y

dd d k k dd d s k k

3
k k k k k k o s k k

3
k k k k k k s k k

3
k

3
ek

3
k k dk k o k

3
k k k k k s k k

3
k

3
ek

3
k k dk k o k

3
k k k

s k k

s k k

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s k

s k

s k k

s k

s k

91

dd d

ek

dk

s k

s k

Tch - ter daugh - ters

fh - ren den night - ly their

s s k k k ncht - li - chen Reihn, gay re - vels keep, k

s k
Und They'll

k t wie - gen und tan - zen dance and they'll sing and k k

s k

s k

k t und they'll

dd d k k dd d s k k

3
k dk k

3
k k k

3
k

3
k k k o k k s k k

3
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3
k k k

3
k

3
k k k o k k

3
k k

3
k k k k k

k k k k

3
k

s k k

s k

s k

s k k

s k

s k

s k k

o k k

s k k

9 94

dd d

k
sin rock

s k k k t gen dich ein. thee to sleep.

s k
Und They'll

k k t wie - gen und tan - zen dance and they'll sing and k

s k

s k

k t und they'll

k
sin rock

k
-

s k k n k t gen dich ein. thee to sleep."

dd d

3 3
k k

3
k k k k k

k k k k

3
k

3
k k

3
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3
k k k

3
k k k

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f
b dd d o k k s k k o k s k k o k k j
Va fa -

s k k kz

o k k k t

s k k

o k k k
Va fa

s k k

k k

97

dd d

f
m n k
Mein "My

k
-

k
ter, ther,

k
und I

ter, ther,

mein my

dd d

3
k k k k k k dk dk

3
k k k k k k

3
k k k k k k dk dk

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k j j

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dd d

j j

ej ej

100

dd d

j
siehst feel

kz
du sore

k t
nicht a -

j
dort fraid

k
Erl See -

k
k Erl -

k
nigs King's

s dk

s k
am in

Tch - ter daugh - ters

dd d

3
k k

3
k k k k k k

3
k k k k k k

3
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3
k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k j j

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dd d

j j

ej ej

ek

dk

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103

dd d

j
ds yon -

ej
tern dark

i
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mf
m n ek
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dd d

k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k j

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k ek k k dk k k ek k k k k k e k k k k k k k k k dk k k dk k k ek k k

decresc.
b dd d j

cresc.
di

decresc.
k z dk z ek

mf
z k

10 106

dd d

dj
Sohn, son,

ek
mein my

j
Sohn, son,

k
ich I

j
seh see

kz
es it

s k
gefull

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3
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d kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk kk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

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dj

i i

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dd d
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jz
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k
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s ek

s k

schei - nen die grey knot - ted

k al wil -

k
ten lows

j
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k
den to

k
so the

dd d

3
ek k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k dk k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

dd d

i i

j j

j j

112

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ff decresc.
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11 118

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m n k Dem The jz Va fa
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in his

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138

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das and

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ch groans -

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k t de his

j
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dk dk z

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143

d
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ek
den his

dkz
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mit in

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und and

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3
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3
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3
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decresc.3 decresc.

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Recit.

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k k k k k k k k k k k k

146

n p

s s s s s s ek k k k

s k

s k

k
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n s k dk war tot. lay dead.

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y m o dk k k y m o dk dk o n o n

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s k k o k k n m

Editorial assistance:

Andr Van Ryckeghem