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Mit Dämmerung und Amselschlag

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mit Dämmerung und Amselschlag
Kommt aus den Tälern her die Nacht.
Die Schwalben ruhn, der lange Tag
Hat auch die Schwalben müd gemacht.
Durchs Fenster mit verhaltenem Klang
Geht meiner Geige müder Strich.
Verstehst du, schöne Nacht, den Sang -
Mein altes Lied, mein Lied an dich?
Ein kühles Rauschen kommt vom Wald,
Daß mir das Herz erschauernd lacht,
Und leis mit freundlicher Gewalt
Besiegt mich Schlummer, Traum und Nacht.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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G. Stöckel sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Hermann Hesse, Sämtliche Werke, herausgegeben von Volker Michels, Band 10 Die Gedichte, bearbeitet von Peter Huber, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2002, page 74.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , subtitle: "(1901)", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-06-14 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-01-25 10:20:34

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Word count: 70

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Avec le crépuscule et le chant du merle

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

Avec le crépuscule et le chant du merle,
S'approche la nuit venue des vallées.
Les hirondelles se reposent, la longue journée
A aussi épuisé les hirondelles.

Par la fenêtre passe le son retenu
Des traits fatigués de mon violon.
Comprends-tu ce chant, belle nuit,
Mon ancien chant, mon chant à toi adressé ?

Un bruissement frais vient de la forêt,
Qui sourit à mon cœur frissonnant,
Et doucement, par une aimable force,
Je suis vaincu par le sommeil, le rêve et la nuit.

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Translations of title(s):
"Nacht I" = "Nuit I"
"Nacht" = "Nuit"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Nacht", subtitle: "(1901)", written 1901 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Oskar Baumann, Erwin Hauff, Kurt Hessenberg, V. D. Patrick, Immo Schneider, Gerhard Schumann, Gerhard Stöckel, Hans Süssmuth. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-04-26 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-04-26 12:08:15

Line count: 12
Word count: 83