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The LiederNet Archive is the world's largest reference archive
of texts and translations of art songs and choral works.
We have been online since May 24, 1995.
152,184 vocal pieces have been catalogued.
33,046 translations are available.
The collection has frequent additions and updates
(this month: 113 song texts, 255 settings, and 207 translations).
Start with the Introduction and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Browse the collection by using the indexes by composer or text
search for words or phrases, or search by surname,
first line, or title.
The following links will give you an idea of the type of information this website has to offer.
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note about how to tell when a text shown is the sung text or the published
stand-alone text or both.
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working
on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has
never had any government or institutional funding, so if you
the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
- Emily Ezust