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Wir gingen durch die stille, milde Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir gingen durch die [stille, milde]1 Nacht,
Dein Arm in meinem, 
Dein Auge in meinem.
Der Mond goß silbernes Licht 
Über dein Angesicht,
Wie auf Goldgrund ruhte dein schönes Haupt.
Und du erschienst mir wie eine Heilige,
Mild, mild und groß und [seelenübervoll]2,
[Heilig]3 und rein wie die liebe Sonne.
Und in die Augen
Schwoll mir ein warmer Drang, 
Wie Tränenahnung.
Fester faßt' ich dich 
Und küßte -- 
Küßte dich ganz leise --
Meine Seele weinte.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Berg: "dunkle, milde" ; Reger: "stille"
2 Reger: "wonneübervoll"
3 Berg: "Gütig"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Sortie nocturne", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Passeggiata notturna", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21
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Wij liepen door de stille, milde nacht

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Wij liepen door de stille, milde nacht,
Jouw arm in de mijne,
Jouw oog in het mijne,
De maan goot zilveren licht
Over jouw aangezicht;
Als op goudfond rustte jouw mooie hoofd.
En jij verscheen mij zoals een heilige,
Mild, mild en groot en overvol gevoel,
Heilig en rein als het lieve zonlicht.
En in mijn ogen 
Welde een warme drang,
Als tranentoevloed.
Vaster klemd’ ik jou 
En kuste –
Kuste je heel zachtjes –
En mijn ziel, zij weende.


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Translations of title(s):
"Nachtgang" = "Nachtelijke wandeling"
"Nachtgesang" = "Nachtelijk gezang"


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2019 by Lau Kanen, (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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Otto Julius Bierbaum (1865 - 1910), "Nachtgang" ENG FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, as Heinrich Molbe, Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Alexander von Fielitz, Max Reger, Richard Georg Strauss. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2019-03-02.
Last modified: 2019-03-02 10:51:15
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Word count: 80