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Schneeglöckchen lacht und jubelt

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Schneeglöckchen]1 lacht und jubelt
Daß es so frühe lebt,
Nicht wenn das Laub, das falbe
Im Herbst zur Erde bebt.

Schneeglöckchen hängt das Köpfchen,
Daß es so frühe blüht,
Nicht wenn im Maienglanze
Die Ros' und Lilie glüht!

O Menschenherz, du Blume
Im Lenz der Jugendzeit --
Du liebst und brichst, und der Frühling,
Bleibt Dir so fern, so weit!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Strauss: "Schneeglöcklein" ; further changes may exist not noted above.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Hans Michael Schletterer (1824 - 1893), "Schneeglöckchen lacht und jubelt", op. 6 (4 Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2, published 1854 [voice and piano], Offenbach, André [
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  • by Richard Georg Strauss (1864 - 1949), "Schneeglöcklein", WoO. 67 (Sieben vierstimmige Lieder für Gesangsquartett oder gemischten Chor a cappella) no. 6, published 1880. [vocal quartet or mixed chorus a cappella] [
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  • by (Friedrich) Oskar Wermann (1840 - 1906), "Schneeglöckchen lacht und jubelt", op. 17 (Sechs Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2, published 1877 [voice and piano], Berlin, Fürstner [
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The little snowdrop laughs", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-04-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:12
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Le petit flocon de neige rit et se...

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Le petit flocon de neige rit et se réjouit
De vivre si tôt,
Pas quand les feuilles, les colorées,
Tremblent en automne vers le sol.

Le petit flocon de neige tient sa tête
Qui fleurit si tôt,
Pas quand dans l'éclat de mai
La rose et le lys brillent !

Ô cœur humain, fleur
Dans le printemps de la jeunesse --
Tu aimes et tu brises et le printemps
Reste si éloigné de toi, si loin !

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"Schneeglöcklein" = "Petit flocon de neige"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Adolf Böttger (1815 - 1870), "Schneeglöckchen lacht" ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Hans Michael Schletterer, Richard Georg Strauss, Oskar Wermann. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-09-27.
Last modified: 2014-09-27 13:20:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 76