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Language: German (Deutsch)

Du [grünes]1 Revier,
Wie liegt so weit
Die Welt von hier!
Schlaf nur, wie bald
Kommt der Abend schön,
Durch den stillen Wald
Die Quellen gehn,
Die Mutter Gottes wacht,
Mit ihrem Sternenkleid
Bedeckt sie dich sacht
In der Waldeinsamkeit,
[Gute Nacht,]2 Gute Nacht! -

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff's Werke. Dritter Theil. Dichter und ihre Gesellen. Krieg den Philistern, Berlin, Verlegt von M. Simion, 1841, pages 254-255.

1 Wolff: "schönes"
2 omitted by Wolff.

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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):

  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Forest-Solitude"
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) , "Forest solitude" [an adaptation]
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2019-03-17 17:57:35

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Word count: 46

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Solitude de la forêt !

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

Solitude de la forêt !
[Aire de]1 verdure,
Comme le monde
Se trouve loin d'ici !
Endors-toi, bientôt
Le joli soir arrivera,
Dans la forêt tranquille
Les fontaines s'écouleront,
La mère de Dieu veillera,
De son habit d'étoiles,
Elle te couvrira doucement,
Dans la solitude de la forêt,
[Bonne nuit,]2 bonne nuit !

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Translation of title "Waldeinsamkeit!" = "Solitude de la forêt ! "
1 Wolff: "Belle"
2 omis par Wolff.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte, in Der Umkehrende, no. 5 ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Henk Bijvanck, Karl Collan, Walter Courvoisier, Botho Sigwart Graf zu Eulenburg, Gustav Adolf Fischer, Robert Kahn, Wilhelm Killmayer, Egon Kornauth, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, as W. A. Rémy, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Johannes Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Philipp Spitta, Herm. Wesseler, Erich J. Wolff, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-06-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-15 13:31:54

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Word count: 53