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Der See ruht tief im blauem Traum

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der See [ruht]1 tief im [blauem]2 Traum
Von Wasserblumen zugedeckt;
Ihr Vöglein hoch im [Fichtenbaum]3,
Daß ihr mir nicht den Schläfer weckt!

Doch leise weht das Schilf und wiegt 
Das Haupt mit leichtem Sinn;
Ein blauer Falter aber fliegt
Darüber einsam hin.


Translation(s): CZE DUT ENG FRE POR SPA

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1 H. Bach (as Molbe): "liegt"; further changes may exist not noted.
2 Fibich, Griffes, Hermes, Schumann: "blauen" ; further changes may exist for Hermes not noted above.
3 Fibich: "Eichenbaum"

Submitted by Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh

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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)

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het dromende meer", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Margarida Moreno) , "O lago sonhador", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Daniel Faure) , "El lago soñador", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:08
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The lake is at rest deep in a blue dream

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The lake [is at rest]1 deep in a blue dream
covered by water lilies;
You, little bird high in the [spruce tree]2,
Don't wake the sleeper!

But the reeds quietly blow and balance 
Their tops with easy sense;
But a blue moth flies
Over [them], alone, towards [them].


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Translation of title "Der träumende See" = "The dreaming lake"
1 H. Bach (as Molbe): “lies still"
2 Fibich: "oak tree"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Laura Prichard, (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 Julius Mosen (1803 - 1867), "Der träumende See" CZE DUT FRE POR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Hugo Brückler, Bertha von Brukenthal, Robert Emmerich, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Hermann Finzenhagen, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Gustav Hasse, Eduard Hermes, Walter Imboden, Robert Kahn, Richard Kleinmichel, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Paul Gerhard Natorp, Louis Rakemann, Karl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, Theodor Sachsenhauser, Louis Samson, Oscar von Samson-Himmelstiern, Georgine Schubert, Robert Schumann, Max Wilhelm Karl Vogrich, Max von Weinzierl. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2016-02-08.
Last modified: 2016-02-08 09:23:39
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Word count: 48