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Three Songs

Word count: 50

Song Cycle by Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941)

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2. Night lies on the silent highways [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 86, first published 1826/7 DUT FRE FRI
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): William Arthur Aikin, Armand Angyal, Heinrich Bauer, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Jürg Baur, Alfred Julius Becher, Eduard Behm, Fritz Binder, Johannes Brahms, Robert Caby, Wilhelm Claussen, Hermann Drechsler, Christian Friedrich Ehrlich, Hans Fleischer, Gerald M. Ginsburg, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, J. von Harder, Ludwig Hartmann, Édouard de Hartog, Lennart Hedwall, Robert Hermann, Adolf Jensen, Julius Hermann Krigar, Ernst Kullak, Franz Paul Lachner, Max Mayer, Arnold Mendelssohn, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Léonard Pieter Joseph Michielsen, John H. Powell, Väinö Raitio, Wilhelm Heinrich Riehl, Otto Schmidt, H. R. Schröder, Korstiaan Stougie, Josef Sucher, Heinrich Triest, Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Mikhail Yur'yevich Viel'gorsky, Bouke Visser, Karl Weigl, Hugo Weisgall, Healey Willan. Go to the text.

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Night lies on the silent highways,
Sick my heart, my limbs how weary; --
Then like gentle balm descendeth,
Moon, thy soft light on me dreary.

Gentle moon, all dread nocturnal
With thy sweet light thou dost banish;
And mine eyes with tears well over,
And my torments melt and vanish.

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