Franz Schubert wrote “Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen” in 1816 after a text by Johann Georg Jacobi, which is reproduced below in English translation. Three recordings of this exquisite piece—arranged for soprano and piano, for chorus and piano, and for cello and piano—are provided at the bottom of the text.
Litany for the Feast of All Souls
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