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Sortunut ääni

Language: Finnish (Suomi)

Mikä sorti äänen suuren,
äänen suuren ja sorian,
äänen kaunihin kaotti,
jok' ennen jokena juoksi,
vesivirtana vilasi,
lammikkona lailatteli?

Suru sorti äänen suuren,
äänen suuren ja sorian,
äänen armahan alenti,
jott' ei nyt jokena juokse,
vesivirtana vilaja,
lammikkona lailattele.

Translation(s): GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Verstummt", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
Line count: 12
Word count: 39

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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Finnish (Suomi)

Was ließ die Stimme denn verstummen,
die einst so voll und prächtig klang,
was ließ den schönen Ton verklingen,
der einstmals wie ein Bergbach sprang,
sich breit und breiter dann verströmte -
und überm stillen See vertönte?

Trauer ließ die Stimm' verstummen,
die einst so voll und prächtig klang -
Trauer sie zum Schweigen bringt,
sie nie mehr wie ein Bergbach springt
und breit und breiter sich verströmt
und überm stillen See vertönt.

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Text added to the website: 2018-02-01.
Last modified: 2018-02-01 12:57:22
Line count: 12
Word count: 73