Des de Moor
I saw the sun
Photographs in Empty Houses
One of 9 original songs, 1 instrumental piece, 2 covers and 2 theatre songs on my first musical cabaret album.
Des de Moor
voice, keyboards and programming
1992's show with The Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company was August Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata, in a new translation by Beggars' co-founder Jonas Finlay, who also directed. I wrote a score based mainly on classical pieces, and also set 'I saw the sun', the text's one song. Jonas thought the key change for the words 'For ill deeds...' too German, so the version heard in the show was modified, but this is the teutonic original.
I saw the sun, it was ablaze:
I thought I saw the unbeheld.
Man reaps as he sows,
Blessed is the path of virtue.
For ill deeds you have performed,
Quell your anger
And repay with kindness
Those whom you have heart.
The pure in heart have nought to fear:
Innocence is virtue.
Music written: Deptford, London, May 1992
© Des de Moor and Jonas Finlay 1992.
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I saw the sun (August Strindberg translated by Jonas Finlay; Des de Moor)