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Rezitativ und Duett

Language: German (Deutsch)

Gottes Bild ist Fürst und Staat,
Rettung der Bedrängten beider Pflicht,
Doch [bald will, bald kann er]1 nicht;
Weiß die Vorsicht keinen Rat?
Einer tut es [oft]2 für Fürst und Staat,
Und erhebt die Pflicht zur Heldentat.
Witwen hört drum auf zu weinen,
Euern Retter seh' ich schon erscheinen!

Willkommen, du Tröster im Leide!
Willkommen, du Bote vom [Himmel gesandt]3, Spendou!
Du wandelst den Trübsinn in Freude,
Und lächelst Verzweifelnden Hoffnungen zu.

So schwindet der finstere, [neblichte]4 Flor,
Der düster die herbstlichen Hügel betaut,
Zerstreut von der Sonne [zum]5 Himmel empor,
Wenn die ihn [in ihrem Vermögen]6 beschaut.

Die Sonne [zerstreut]7 die Nebel der Flur,
Und heitert das Antlitz der düstern Natur.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Schubert, first edition: "man will, und kann oft"
2 Schubert, first edition: "dann"
3 Schubert, first edition: "Himmel, Spendou"
4 Schubert (autograph): "düstere", but "neblichte" when repeated
5 Schubert, first edition: "gen"
6 Schubert (in the repetition): "glanzvoll"
7 Schubert, first edition: "zerstreuet"

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor] and Peter Rastl [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 (Malcolm Wren) , "Recitative and duet", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Récitatif et duo", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-10-16.
Last modified: 2017-10-28 19:21:11
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