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Helle Nacht

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

Weich küßt die Zweige
der weiße Mond.
Ein Flüstern wohnt
im Laub, als neige,
als schweige sich der Hain zur Ruh:
Geliebte du --

Der Weiher [ruht]1, und
die Weide schimmert.
Ihr Schatten flimmert
in seiner Flut, und
der Wind weint in den Bäumen:
wir träumen -- [träumen]2 --

Die [Weiten]3 leuchten
Beruhigung.
Die Niederung
hebt bleich den feuchten
Schleier hin zum Himmelssaum:
o hin -- o Traum -- --


Translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE

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M. Reger sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Richard Dehmel, Gesammelte Werke in drei Bänden, Zweiter Band, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1913, pages 30-31

1 Grimm: "ruft"
2 Grimm, Reger: "wir träumen"
3 Grimm: "Welten"

Submitted by Jeroen Scholten and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 6, first published 1870 ENG ENG ENG FIN GRE HUN ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA CZE CZE ENG ENG HUN ITA SRB
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julián Aguirre, Christophe Arfan, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, Jacky-Antoine-Joseph Azzopardi, Marc-Gustave Bacon, Karl Baraquin, Georges Bariel, Joseph Bayer, Paul Beaufre, J. Bertuccio, Adolphe Biarent, Jean-Robert Blanc, Philippe Bodin, Willem Frederik Bon, Suzanne Bonis-Charancle, Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Kees Bornewasser, Serge Bortkiewicz, Michel Bosc, Vincent Bouchot, Émile von Brucken-Fock, René-Désiré Buérick, Patrick Burgan, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, M. Capilonch, Jacques Chailley, Ernest Amédée Chausson, Chenard-Huché, Léopold-Charles Cluytens, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Richard Cornu, Alfred Cozanet, dit Jean d'Udine, Raffaele D'Alessandro, Lucien Darras, Vincenzo Davico, Karl Heinrich David, Enrico De Leva, Abel Decaux, Émile-Henri-J.-B. Defosse, dit Henry Defosse, René Defossez, Lex van Delden, Frederick Delius, Marc Delmas, Édouard-Léon-Stéphen Detraux, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Anton M. Dianov, Alphons Diepenbrock, Albert Doyen, Marthe Ducourau, André Dulaurens, Gabriel Fauré, Robert de Faÿ, Edmond Filipucci, Édouard-Ernest Fillacier, Ange Flégier, Eduardo García Mansilla, Philippe Gaubert, Arthur Gentil, Raoul Gradis, Gabriel Grovlez, Reynaldo Hahn, Edgar Hamelle, Swan Hennessy, Hugo Herrmann, Allen van Höveln, Chenard Huche, Georges Itasse, Hans Jelmoli, Werner Josten, Jeanne Joulain, Paul Jumel, Gaston Knosp, Léo Kok, Jan Maarten Komter, Alfred Kullmann, Fernand La Borne, Marguerite Labori, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Jules-Honoré Lasaïgues, Sylvio Lazzari, Madeleine Lemariey, Michel Maurice Lévy, dit Betove, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, Harvey Worthington Loomis, Fernand-Jacques Luga, Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky, Louis Marchand-Savières, Jules Massenet, René-Jean Matter, Augustin Maurage, dit A. Guerama, Lucien Mawet, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Armand Merck, Maria Mérina, René Mertzig, Paul Michoudet, Klaus Miehling, Miloje Milojevic, Léon Moreau, René Mottart, Jules-Ernest Georges Mouquet, Ernest Willem Mulder, Franco Michele Napolitano, Émile Nérini, Marta Nervi, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Frits Noske, Bernard Panouillot, Achille Philip, dit Paul Camyl's, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Paul Pierné, Irena Regina Poldowski, Wilhelm Rettich, Léon-Ambroise Riffaud, dit Duaffir, Jean Robert, Madeleine Roman-Lauvière, Amédée Rosier, Jean-Lucien Roudière, Daniel Ruyneman, Joseph Ryelandt, Léo Sachs, Adolfo Salazar, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, C.-P. Simon, René Simon, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Kaikhosru Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, A. Tarbouriech, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Touchard, Cayetano Troiani (attribution uncertain), Henriette J. Van den Brandeler, Lajos Vass, J. Villatte, Charles-Adrien Vincent, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Nit clara", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Bright night"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Bright night", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit claire", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-09.
Last modified: 2017-10-16 08:52:41
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Word count: 64

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Nuit claire

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

La  lune blanche doucement
Embrasse la ramée,
Un murmure habite le feuillage tandis que le bois
S'incline, se tait, tend vers le repos :
Ô bien-aimée …

L'étang [se repose]1,
Et le saule brille.
Son ombre scintille
Sur ses eaux, et
Le vent pleure dans les arbres:
Nous rêvons … [rêvons]2 …

Les [lointains]3 rayonnent
L'apaisement.
Les fonds
Blêmes élèvent un voile humide
Vers la lisière du ciel :
Ô là-bas … ô rêve


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1 Grimm : "appelle"
2 Grimm : "nous rêvons"
3 Grimm : "mondes"

Authorship

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in French (Français) by Paul Verlaine (1844 - 1896), no title, appears in La bonne chanson, no. 6, first published 1870 ENG ENG ENG FIN GRE HUN ITA RUS RUS SPA SPA CZE CZE ENG ENG HUN ITA SRB
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julián Aguirre, Christophe Arfan, Max Arham, Louis Aubert, Jacky-Antoine-Joseph Azzopardi, Marc-Gustave Bacon, Karl Baraquin, Georges Bariel, Joseph Bayer, Paul Beaufre, J. Bertuccio, Adolphe Biarent, Jean-Robert Blanc, Philippe Bodin, Willem Frederik Bon, Suzanne Bonis-Charancle, Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Kees Bornewasser, Serge Bortkiewicz, Michel Bosc, Vincent Bouchot, Émile von Brucken-Fock, René-Désiré Buérick, Patrick Burgan, Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, M. Capilonch, Jacques Chailley, Ernest Amédée Chausson, Chenard-Huché, Léopold-Charles Cluytens, Charles Cornet, as Charles Tenroc, Richard Cornu, Alfred Cozanet, dit Jean d'Udine, Raffaele D'Alessandro, Lucien Darras, Vincenzo Davico, Karl Heinrich David, Enrico De Leva, Abel Decaux, Émile-Henri-J.-B. Defosse, dit Henry Defosse, René Defossez, Lex van Delden, Frederick Delius, Marc Delmas, Édouard-Léon-Stéphen Detraux, Patrice Devanchy, as Louis Charles, Anton M. Dianov, Alphons Diepenbrock, Albert Doyen, Marthe Ducourau, André Dulaurens, Gabriel Fauré, Robert de Faÿ, Edmond Filipucci, Édouard-Ernest Fillacier, Ange Flégier, Eduardo García Mansilla, Philippe Gaubert, Arthur Gentil, Raoul Gradis, Gabriel Grovlez, Reynaldo Hahn, Edgar Hamelle, Swan Hennessy, Hugo Herrmann, Allen van Höveln, Chenard Huche, Georges Itasse, Hans Jelmoli, Werner Josten, Jeanne Joulain, Paul Jumel, Gaston Knosp, Léo Kok, Jan Maarten Komter, Alfred Kullmann, Fernand La Borne, Marguerite Labori, Eugène-Émile Lacroix, Jules-Honoré Lasaïgues, Sylvio Lazzari, Madeleine Lemariey, Michel Maurice Lévy, dit Betove, Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler, Harvey Worthington Loomis, Fernand-Jacques Luga, Borys Mykolayovych Lyatoshynsky, Louis Marchand-Savières, Jules Massenet, René-Jean Matter, Augustin Maurage, dit A. Guerama, Lucien Mawet, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Armand Merck, Maria Mérina, René Mertzig, Paul Michoudet, Klaus Miehling, Miloje Milojevic, Léon Moreau, René Mottart, Jules-Ernest Georges Mouquet, Ernest Willem Mulder, Franco Michele Napolitano, Émile Nérini, Marta Nervi, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Frits Noske, Bernard Panouillot, Achille Philip, dit Paul Camyl's, Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Paul Pierné, Irena Regina Poldowski, Wilhelm Rettich, Léon-Ambroise Riffaud, dit Duaffir, Jean Robert, Madeleine Roman-Lauvière, Amédée Rosier, Jean-Lucien Roudière, Daniel Ruyneman, Joseph Ryelandt, Léo Sachs, Adolfo Salazar, Sebastian Benson Schlesinger, C.-P. Simon, René Simon, Nikolay Aleksandrovich Sokolov, Kaikhosru Sorabji, born Leon Dudley Sorabji, Igor Stravinsky, Johann Heinrich Samuel "Marcel" Sulzberger, Jósef-Zygmunt Szulc, A. Tarbouriech, Paul Tortelier, Maurice Touchard, Cayetano Troiani (attribution uncertain), Henriette J. Van den Brandeler, Lajos Vass, J. Villatte, Charles-Adrien Vincent, Jacques-Michel Zoubaloff. Go to the text.

 

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