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Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein Jüngling auf dem Hügel
Mit seinem Kummer saß,
Wohl ward der Augen Spiegel
Ihm trüb' und tränennaß.

Sah frohe Lämmer spielen
Am grünen Felsenhang,
Sah frohe Bächlein quillen
Das bunte Tal entlang;

Die Schmetterlinge sogen
Am roten Blütenmund,
Wie Morgenträume flogen
Die Wolken in dem Rund;

Und Alles war so munter,
Und Alles schwamm in Glück,
Nur in sein Herz hinunter
Sah nicht der Freude Blick.

Ach, dumpfes Grabgeläute
Im Dorfe nun erklang,
Schon tönte aus der Weite
Ein klagender Gesang;

Sah nun die Lichter [scheinen]1,
Den schwarzen Leichenzug,
Fing bitter an zu [weinen]2,
Weil man sein Röschen trug.

Jetzt ließ den Sarg man nieder,
Der Totengräber kam,
Und gab der Erde wieder,
Was Gott aus selber nahm.

Da schwieg des Jünglings Klage,
Und betend ward sein Blick,
Sah schon am schönem Tage
Des Wiedersehens Glück.

Und wie die Sterne kamen,
Der Mond heraufgeschifft,
[Da las]3 er in den Sternen
Der Hoffnung hohe Schrift.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA

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Note: Schubert received Hüttenbrenner's poem in handwritten form. It has not been published independently from Schubert's song.

1 Schubert (autograph of first draft): "schimmern"
2 Schubert (autograph of first draft): "wimmern"
3 Schubert (autograph of first draft): "Las still"

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Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel", op. 8 (Vier Lieder) no. 1, D. 702 (1820), published 1822, first performed 1821 [voice, piano], Cappi und Diabelli, VN 872, Wien [ sung text checked 1 time]

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El jovencell al tossal", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De jongeman op de heuvel", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The youth on the hill", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le jeune homme sur la colline", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , "Ógánach ar an gcnocán", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Il giovinetto sulla collina", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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El jovencell al tossal

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Un jovencell dalt d'un tossal
seia amb la seva pena,
i aviat els seus ulls s'entelaren
i s'ompliren de llàgrimes.

Veia com uns anyells jugaven joiosos
als verds pendents de rocam,
veia córrer l'alegre rierol
al llarg de la vall plena de colors;

les papallones xuclaven
a la boca vermella de les flors,
com somnis del matí, volaven
els núvols, tot al voltant;

i tot era tan alegre,
tot semblava nedar en la benaurança,
tan sols a dins del seu cor
no s'hi veia l'esguard de la joia.

Ai las, sordes campanades de morts
ressonaven ara al vilatge,
a la llunyania ja se sentia
un cant de lamentació;

al veure refulgir la llum dels ciris
i el negre seguici fúnebre,
començà a plorar amargament
perquè portaven la seva petita Rosa.

Tot seguit davallaren el fèretre,
l'enterramorts arribà
i retornà a la terra
el que Déu li havia llevat.

Llavors cessà el plany del jovencell
i pregador esdevingué el seu esguard,
ja albirava els dies feliços,
la joia del retrobament.

I quan aparegueren les estrelles 
i la lluna singlava pel cel,
llegí aleshores al firmament,
el sublim missatge de l'esperança.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2017 by Salvador Pila, (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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