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Ein heilig Säuseln, und ein Gesangeston

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ein heilig Säuseln, und ein Gesangeston
[Durchzittere]1 deine Wipfel, o Schattengang,
Wo bang' und wild der ersten Liebe
Selige Taumel mein Herz berauschten.

Die Abendsonne bebte wie lichtes Gold
Durch Purpurblüten, bebte wie lichtes Gold
Um ihres Busens Silberschleier;
Und ich zerfloß in Entzückungsschauer.

Nach langer Trennung küsse mit Engelkuß
Ein treuer Jüngling hier das geliebte Weib,
Und schwör' in diesem Blütendunkel
[Ewige]2 Treue der Auserkornen.

Ein Blümchen sprosse, wann wir gestorben sind,
Aus jedem Rasen, welchen ihr Fuß berührt,
Und trag' auf jedem seiner Blätter
Meines verherlichten Mädchens Namen.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Besorgt durch seine Freunde Friederich Leopold Grafen zu Stolberg und Johann Heinrich Voß. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1783, pages 178-179.

Note: This is the earlier version of Hölty's poem; a later manuscript with the title "An die Apfelbäume, wo ich Laura erblickte" differs in some verses.

1 Schubert, and later Voß editions: "Durchzitt're"
2 Schubert: "Ew'ge"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de appelbomen, waar ik Julia aanschouwde", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "To the apple trees, where I glimpsed Julia", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Un mormol sagrat i el so d’una cançó

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

Un mormol sagrat i el so d’una cançó
tremolegen per les teves capçades, oh camí ombriu.
On, neguitós i ferotge, el deliri sagrat
del primer amor inebrià el meu cor.

El sol de l’hora baixa titil•lava com un or lluminós
a través de flors porpres, titil•lava com un or lluminós
al voltant del vel argentat del seu pit;
i jo em vaig fondre en un estremiment d’encís.

Després d’una llarga separació, amb besades angèliques,
un fidel jovencell petoneja aquí la dona estimada
i jura, en aquesta foscúria florida,
fidelitat eterna a la seva escollida.

Quan serem morts, que broti una petita flor
de cada gespa que els seus peus trepitjaren
i que cadascuna de les seves fulles porti
el nom de la meva adorada donzella.


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Translations of title(s):
"An die Apfelbäume, wo ich Julien erblickte" = "A les pomeres, on vaig veure Júlia"
"An die Apfelbäume" = "A les pomeres"


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Text added to the website: 2018-02-14.
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