(Some of) the lyrics to Ode to Joy




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Published on Dec 13, 2009

"Ode to Joy" from the 4th movement Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Based on a copyright claimant who is monetizing this video, this is perfomed by the Der Haggen Orchestra. I am re-using their performance on the basis of fair use.

The focus of this video is on the lyrics, more specifically, those lyrics I could figure out how to translate. (I don't speak German I'm just a nerd)

Purely orchestral sections have been cut. It's not complete, and it's not by any means perfect. All you fluent German speakers correcting me in the comments should get together and make a better video :)

The lyrics were originally a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in the 18th century and adapted by Beethoven for the 4th movement of his 9th symphony. The purpose of this video is to convey the meaning of the lyrics, and certain purely orchestral sections were removed. Full performances are abundant.

The video is riddled with errors that even I can see now. I do apologize: I respect the German language, but I don't speak it, and this was as good as I could do by myself back in 2009. While my perfectionist side tells me to go do it again, correctly this time, I really don't have time or energy. It gets enough of the sense of the lyrics across for my purposes.

Again, if you think you can make a better video, please please do it. I'll put the link in the description!

  • Category

  • Song

    • Allegro assi
  • Artist

    • Der Haggen Orchestra
  • Album

    • Coral, Sinfonía 9 en Re Menor
  • Writers

    • Bob Marley
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Music Hit Factory); Kobalt Music Publishing, UMPI, and 5 Music Rights Societies


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