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Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer

Language: German (Deutsch)

Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer,
Nur wie Schleier liegt mein Kummer
  Zitternd über mir.
Oft im Traume hör' ich dich
Rufen drauß vor meiner Tür:
Niemand wacht und öffnet dir,
  Ich erwach' und weine bitterlich.

Ja, ich werde sterben müssen,
Eine Andre wirst du küssen,
  Wenn ich bleich und kalt.
Eh' die Maienlüfte wehen,
Eh' die Drossel singt im Wald:
Willst du einmal noch mich sehen,
  Komm, o komme bald!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA SPA

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My slumber grows ever more peaceful", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Chanson", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Il mio sonno diventa sempre più leggero", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (unknown or anonymous translator) , "Mi reposo se hace más y más quedo", written 2009


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Steeds meer slaap ik als in lommer

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Steeds meer slaap ik als in lommer,
Slechts als sluiers ligt mijn kommer
Trillend over mij.
Vaak, al dromend, hoor ik jou
Roepen buiten, heel dichtbij.
Niemand waakt en daar sta jij,
Ik ontwaak en ween van pijn en rouw.
 
Ja, mij wacht een eenzaam sterven,
'n And're zal jouw kussen erven,
Mij rest dood en kou.
Vóór de komst der meimaandwinden
Eer de lijster komt in touw,
Wil je mij nog één keer vinden,
Kom, o kom dan gauw!


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann von Lingg (1820 - 1905), "Lied", from Gedichte, Stuttgart and Augsburg, first published 1857 ENG FRE ITA SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Johannes Brahms, Otto Dorn, Robert Emmerich, Pauline von Erdmannsdörfer-Fichtner, Ludwig von Erlanger, Jakob Fischer, Gustav Hasse, Eduard Hille, Ferdinand von Hiller, Franz von Holstein, Robert von Hornstein, Wilhelm Kienzl, Ferdinand von Liliencron, Carl Orff, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Rudolph, Freiherr von Procházka, Louis Victor Franz Saar, Hans Schmitt, Richard Georg Strauss, Joseph Sulzer, Ludwig Wilhelm Andreas Maria Thuille, Nicolai von Wilm, Alexander Winterberger, Franz Wüllner, Erich Zeisl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-09-29.
Last modified: 2014-09-29 13:40:01
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