Unfortunate spelling error in work title!

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Unfortunate spelling error in work title!

Postby aldona » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:03 pm

Just glancing through recently uploaded items - noticed that there is a song by Franz Abt entitled "He Gives His Beloved Sheep." As a church choir geek, I thought "hang on...is that really how the Biblical text goes?"

According to Google and the King James Bible: " It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep." (Psalm 127:2)

Checked the actual pdf of the piece - yes, it is "sleep" instead of "sheep".

As far as spelling errors go, this one is actually quite amusing and deserves some kind of literary award.

Could one of the learned mods please amend the title accordingly?

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“all great composers wrote music that could be described as ‘heavenly’; but others have to take you there. In Schubert’s music you hear the very first notes, and you know that you’re there already.” - Steven Isserlis

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Re: Unfortunate spelling error in work title!

Postby cypressdome » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:12 am

Now moved to the correct page: He Giveth His Beloved Sleep (Abt, Franz). Good catch!

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Re: Unfortunate spelling error in work title!

Postby aldona » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:26 am

When it comes to typos, I am the Queen!

I can spot them because I am an expert at making them.

(the old "takes one to know one" idea)

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Re: Unfortunate spelling error in work title!

Postby Carolus » Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:06 am

Did the original translator make that blunder, or was it a published typo that's been knocking around for the past 130 years or so? Still have no idea what Abt's original title was.


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