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Language: German (Deutsch)

Langsam wird mein Kindchen müde,
  Leise kommt [herbei]1 die Nacht.
Stille Wolken gehn am Himmel
  Und der Mond ist aufgewacht.

Schaut mit seinen klaren Blicken
  In des Kindes Kämmerlein,
Streichelt es mit sanften Händen
  In den schönsten Traum hinein.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 omitted by Reger.

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [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 (Malcolm Wren) , title 1: "Evening Song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant du soir", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-03-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

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Chant du soir

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

Lentement mon petit enfant est fatigué,
Doucement la nuit s'approche.
Des nuages silencieux traversent le ciel
Et la lune s'éveille.

Elle regarde avec ses yeux clairs
Dans la petite chambre de l'enfant,
Elle le caresse avec des mains douces
Et le conduit vers des rêves adorables.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (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 Albert Sergel (1876 - 1946) ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Engelbert Humperdinck, Max Reger, Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, Richard Trunk. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-07-05.
Last modified: 2016-07-05 15:07:01
Line count: 8
Word count: 46