Easter Message from ...W.A.Mozart !
EASTER MESSAGE BY MOZART ...
In July 1791, about five months before his death, Mozart wrote a "Kleine Deutsche Kantate" (for soprano or tenor, with keyboard accompaniment , KV 619 ) on a text by Franz Heinrich Ziegenhagen. This poet was - like Mozart - a convinced freemason, who had asked Mozart to set his cantata-text to music for a lodge meeting in Regensburg.
The idea of brotherhood is expressed very expressively in this work - obviously entirely in the literary style of the time. Even in our turbulent times, it is beneficial to pause at the core of this message and let it penetrate our souls!
Read on for the translation (by Sig.K., 2021 )
All of you who honour the Creator of the immense universe,
Call Him Jehovah,
Call Him Fu,
Hear ye! - Hear!
Words from the trumpet of Him who rules all!
Its voice resounds
through earths, moons, suns,
with everlasting force !
Listen, all people, listen to it here and now!
Love Me in My works!
Love order, harmony and unity.
Love thyself and love thy brethren!
Let bodily strength and beauty adorn you
and clear understanding be your nobility
Reach out to each other the brotherly hand of eternal friendship
Which only through delusion - and never through truth -
was so long withheld from thee!
Break the chains of this delusion!
Tears down the veil of this prejudice!
Cast off the robes
that disguise mankind in sects !
Forge into a plough the sword
that spilled human and brotherly blood
until this day!
Cleave the rocks with the black powder
that often murders
with lead bullets
piercing a brother's heart.
that any real misfortune exists on my earth!
It is only false illusion
that does good
when it urges you to better actions
and which plunges you, men, into misfortune
when, foolishly blinded,
you step backwards into the thorns
which should drive you forward.
And be brothers.
Then My whole favour rests upon you,
Then only tears of joy will wet your cheeks
Then your complaints will become jubilation,
then you will make paradises out of deserts
Then everything in nature will smile upon you.
Then ... then it is achieved,
the true happiness of life!