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Language: German (Deutsch)

Des Glöckchens Schall durchtönt das Tal,
Mir Ruhe zu verkünden;
Nur ich allein mit meiner Pein
Vermag sie nicht zu finden.

Wann läutest du denn mir zur Ruh'
Von deinem Kirchlein droben?
Sei ruhig, Herz! Ein jeder Schmerz
Hört einmal auf zu toben.

Einst wird dich schon des Glöckchens Ton
Mit deiner Qual versöhnen.
Und schweigt der Klang auch noch so lang,
Er muß doch endlich tönen!

Translation(s): FRE ITA

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Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Piccola campana della sera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La petite cloche du soir", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:56
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Word count: 67

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La petite cloche du soir

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

La petite cloche résonne à travers la vallée,
Annonçant le repos pour moi :
Seulement moi, seul avec ma peine,
Je ne suis pas capable de le trouver.

Quand sonneras-tu pour moi pour mon repos
De ta petite église là-haut ?
Sois calme, mon cœur ! Chaque douleur
S'arrêtera un jour de faire rage.

Un jour le son de la petite cloche
Te réconciliera avec ta douleur.
Et comme la cloche s'est tue depuis longtemps
Elle doit sonner enfin !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Vincenz Zusner (1803 - 1874) ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): M. J. Kremer, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-11-25.
Last modified: 2014-11-25 11:41:27
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