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Der erste Frühlingstag - Sechs Lieder im Freien zu singen

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by (Jakob Ludwig) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847)

English translation: The first day of spring
Catalan (Català) translation: El primer dia de primavera. Sis cançons per cantar a l'aire lliure (Salvador Pila)
Dutch (Nederlands) translation: De eerste lentedag (Lau Kanen)

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1. Frühlingsahnung [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Auguri de primavera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Anticipation of spring", copyright © 2004
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Avant-goût du printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


O sanfter, süsser Hauch!
[Schon]1 weckest du wieder
Mir Frühlingslieder,
Bald [blühen]2 die Veilchen auch.


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Confirmed with: Uhlands Werke, Erster Teil, Gedichte, herausgegeben von Adalbert Silbermann, Berlin, Leipzig, Wien, Stuttgart: Deutsches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., [no year], page 39.

1 Lang: "Wie"
2 Kahn: "blühn"

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2. Die Primel [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La prímula", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John H. Campbell) , "Primula Veris", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Primula veris", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


I
 Liebliche Blume, 
 bist du so früh schon 
 wiedergekommen?
 Sei mir gegrüsset, 
 [Primula veris!]1

 Leiser denn alle 
 Blumen der Wiese 
 hast du geschlummert,
 liebliche [Blume]2,
 [Primula veris!]1

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1 Mendelssohn: "Botin des Frühlings"
2 Mendelssohn: "Primel"

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3. Frühlingsfeier [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Festa de primavera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Spring Festival", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Fête du printemps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Süßer, goldner Frühlingstag!
Inniges Entzücken!
Wenn mir je ein Lied gelang,
Sollt' es heut' nicht glücken?

Doch warum in dieser Zeit
An die Arbeit treten?
Frühling ist ein hohes Fest:
Laßt mich ruhn und beten!


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4. Lerchengesang [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del presoner", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Tinelot Wittermans) , "O leeuwerik", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Tinelot Wittermans) , "The song of the lark", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chant du prisonnier", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


[Wie]1 lieblicher Klang!
O Lerche! dein Sang,
Er hebt sich, er schwingt sich in Wonne.
Du nimmst mich von hier,
Ich singe mit dir,
Wir steigen durch Wolken zur Sonne.

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Modernized spelling would change "zuthal" to "zutal" or "zu Tal"
1 Dannehl: "O"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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5. Morgengebet [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Pregària del matí", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Morning prayer", copyright © 2004
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


O wunderbares, tiefes Schweigen,
Wie einsam ist's noch auf der Welt!
Die Wälder nur sich leise [neigen]1,
Als ging' der Herr durchs stille Feld.

Ich [fühl mich recht wie neu geschaffen]2,
Wo ist die Sorge nun und Not?
Was [mich noch gestern]3 wollt' erschlaffen,
[Ich schäm' mich dess]4 im Morgenrot.

Die Welt mit ihrem Gram und Glücke
Will ich, ein Pilger, frohbereit
Betreten nur [wie]5 eine Brücke
Zu dir, Herr, [übern]6 Strom der Zeit.

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1 Prince Albert: "ringen"
2 Prince Albert: "fühle mich wie umgeschaffen"; Mendelssohn: "fühl mich wie neu geschaffen"
3 Erk, Mendelssohn: "gestern noch mich"
4 Erk, Mendelssohn: "dess schäm' ich mich"
5 Erk, Mendelssohn: "als"
6 Prince Albert: "überm"
7 Prince Albert: "laurend"

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6. Herbstlied [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó de tardor", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Autumn lament/song", copyright © 2004
  • ENG English (Walter A. Aue) , "Lovely Spring, you left so soon!", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Plainte d'automne", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Holder Lenz, du bist dahin!
Nirgends, nirgends darfst du bleiben!
Wo ich sah dein frohes Blühn,
Braust des Herbstes banges Treiben.

Wie der Wind so traurig fuhr
Durch [den Strauch]1, als ob er weine;
Sterbeseufzer der Natur
Schauern durch die welken Haine.

Wieder ist, wie bald! wie bald!
Mir ein Jahr dahingeschwunden.
Fragend rauscht es aus dem Wald:
"Hat dein Herz sein Glück gefunden?"

Waldesrauschen, wunderbar
Hast du mir das Herz getroffen!
Treulich bringt ein jedes Jahr
[Welkes Laub und welkes]2 Hoffen.


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1 Schoeck: "die Straßen" (streets)
2 Mendelssohn: "neues Laub wie neues" (new leaves like new)

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