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Somne levis

Language: Latin

Somne levis! quanquam certissima mortis imago,
Consortem cupio te tamen esse tori.
Alma quies, optata, veni! nam sic sine vita
Vivere, quam suave est, sic sine morte mori!


Translation(s): GER

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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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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875) , title 1: "An den Schlaf" ENG ITA FRE by Hanns Eisler, Hugo Wolf, Joseph Kaufer, Roger Matscheizik, Fritz Schieri, Emil Kauffmann.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Julia von Bose , title 1: "To sleep", copyright © 1951 ITA FRE GER by Joseph Kaufer.

Text added to the website: 2007-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24
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Schlaf! süßer Schlaf! obwohl dem Tod wie...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

Schlaf! süßer Schlaf! obwohl dem Tod wie du nichts gleicht,
auf diesem Lager doch willkommen heiß' ich dich!
Denn ohne Leben so, wie lieblich lebt es sich!
So weit vom Sterben, ach, wie stirbt es sich so leicht!


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in Latin by Heinrich Meibom (1638 - 1700), "Somne levis"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Roland Leistner-Mayer. Go to the text.

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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Sleep", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Sonno mio dolce!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au sommeil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Au sommeil", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

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