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Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt

Set by Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein (1829 - 1894), "Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt", op. 31 (Sechs Gesänge für vier Männerstimmen) no. 3 [four-part men's chorus a cappella], Leipzig, Kistner [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.

Tiefe Stille herrscht im Wasser,
Ohne Regung ruht das Meer,
Und bekümmert sieht der Schiffer
Glatte Fläche rings umher.
Keine Luft von keiner Seite!
Todesstille fürchterlich!
In der ungeheuern Weite
Reget keine Welle sich.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Windstille zee", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Deep stillness reigns on the water", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Daniel Platt) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Becalmed"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Merentyven", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Karel Vereycken) , "Mer tranquille", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Calme de mer"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sopra le acque regna una pace profonda", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev) , "Тишь на море", first published 1844

Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 73; with Göthe's neue Schriften. Siebenter Band. Berlin. Bei Johann Friedrich Unger. 1800, page 18; and with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1796. Herausgegeben von Schiller. Neustrelitz, bei dem Hofbuchhändler Michaelis, page 83.

Note: The poem's title in the first edition (Schiller's Musenalmanach 1796) is "Meeresstille", from the second edition on (1800) it is "Meeres Stille".



Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Die Nebel zerreißen,
[Der Himmel ist]1 helle
Und Aeolus löset
Das ängstliche Band. 
Es säuseln die Winde,
Es rührt sich der Schiffer. 
Geschwinde! Geschwinde! 
Es theilt sich die Welle,
Es naht sich die Ferne,
Schon seh' ich das Land!

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Karel Vereycken) , "Prosperous voyage", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Onnellinen matka", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Karel Vereycken) , "Hereux voyage", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Si squarcia la nebbia", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Goethe's Werke, Vollständige Ausgabe letzter Hand, Erster Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen, in der J.G.Cottaschen Buchhandlung, 1827, page 73; with Göthe's neue Schriften. Siebenter Band. Berlin. Bei Johann Friedrich Unger. 1800, pages 18-19; and with Musen-Almanach für das Jahr 1796. Herausgegeben von Schiller. Neustrelitz, bei dem Hofbuchhändler Michaelis, page 83.

Note: Goethe's "Meeres Stille" and "Glückliche Fahrt" constitute a pair of poems belonging together.

1 First edition: "Auf einmal wirds"


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]