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Stille, stille!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stille, stille!
Der Tag ist gegangen,
Tief drunten verklangen
Die letzten Stimmen,
Im Zwielicht schwimmen
Höhen und Wald --
   Ein [Atmen]1 weht,
Ein zitternd Gebet
Ringsum im Kreise --
   Und eine Seele geht
Auf die letzte Reise.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Gesammelte Gedichte von Carl Weitbrecht, Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp., 1903, page 50.
1 Kienzl (and other versions of the poem): "Atem"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-03-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:29
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Quiet, quiet!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Quiet, quiet!
The day has passed away,
Far down below
The last voices have died away,
The heights and forest
Swim in twilight
  A [breathing]1 wafts,
A trembling prayer
Round about in a circle --
  And a soul undertakes
The last journey.

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Translated titles:
"Dämmerung" = "Twilight"
"Letzte Reise" = "Last journey"

1 Kienzl (and other versions of the poem): "breath"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Weitbrecht (1847 - 1904), "Dämmerung", written 1872, appears in Jugendstimmen
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julius Bercht, Wilhelm Reinhard Berger, Wilhelm Kienzl. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-03-06.
Last modified: 2016-03-06 17:06:12
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