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In questa tomba oscura

Language: Italian (Italiano)

In questa tomba oscura
   Lasciami riposar;
Quando vivevo, ingrata,
   Dovevi a me pensar.

Lascia che l'ombre ignude
  Godansi pace almen
E non, e non bagnar mie ceneri
  D'inutile velen.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE GER IRI 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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FRE IRI SPA ; composed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In deze donkere tombe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In this dark tomb", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Giuletta Lappo) , "En cette tombe obscure", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Vivian St. Claire) , "En esta tumba oscura déjame reposar", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:23

Line count: 8
Word count: 29

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In deze donkere tombe

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the Italian (Italiano)

In deze donkere tombe
Laat nu mij rusten zacht;
Toen ik nog leefde, gemene,
Had toen aan mij gedacht!
Laat nu de naakte schimmen
Eind’lijk in vrede toch zijn
En kom mijn as niet baden in tranenvloed
Met nutteloos venijn.1

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1 for the repeat at the end (Beethoven):

In deze, in deze donkere tombe
Laat nu mij rusten zacht.
Toen ik nog leefde, gemene,
Had toen aan mij gedacht, aan mij gedacht.
Gemene, gemene!


  • Singable translation from Italian (Italiano) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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 Italian (Italiano) by Giuseppe Carpani (1752 - 1825) ENG FRE GER IRI SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Bonifazio Asioli, Ludwig van Beethoven, Luigi Cherubini, Carl Czerny, Franz Danzi, Adalbert Gyrowetz, Leopold Antonín Koželuh, Franz Xaver Mozart, Ferdinando Paër, Stefano Pavesi, Vincenzo Righini, Ján Josef Rösler, Antonio Salieri, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Johann Baptist Vanhal, Joseph Weigl, Karl Friedrich Zelter, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-10-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-10-24 16:23:38

Line count: 8
Word count: 40