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Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Vocal duet version)

16th c. German protest song

By Elizabeth Alexander

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Vocal Duet (vocal duet: alto voice, baritone voice and piano) - Moderately Easy
16th c. German protest song. Arranged by Elizabeth Alexander. Art Song. Freedom. With Text language: English. Duration 3 minutes. Published by Seafarer Press (SF.SEA-087-01).

Item Number: SF.SEA-087-01

Translation and new lyrics by Elizabeth Alexander.

"Die Gedanken sind frei" - "My thoughts are free" - was the rallying cry and protest song of the German Peasant Wars, class uprisings which predated the French Revolution by two centuries. The song reappeared in the 1960s, popularized by Pete Seeger. Here, this timeless demand for free thought is given a feisty new English singing translation and an arrangement full of wit, color, surprises, and some healthy defiance. (Fie!).

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