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Es muß was Wunderbares sein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es muß [was]1 Wunderbares sein
Ums Lieben zweier Seelen,
Sich schließen ganz einander ein,
Sich nie ein Wort verhehlen,
Und Freud und Leid und Glück und Not
So mit einander tragen;
Vom ersten Kuß bis [in]2 den Tod
Sich nur von Liebe sagen.


Translation(s): ENG ENG FIN FRE RUS

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1 Liszt: "ein"
2 Backer-Grøndahl: "an"

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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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It must be a wonderful thing", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "A wondrous rapture must it be", first published 1911
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ce doit être une chose merveilleuse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)


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

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It must be a wonderful thing

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

It must be a wonderful thing
for two souls to be in love,
locking each other in so completely,
never concealing a word;
and joy and grief, and happiness and hardship -
enduring these with each other
from the first kiss until death,
speaking together only with love.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), no title, appears in Amaranth FIN FRE RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl, Max Joseph Beer, Franz von Blon, Carl Bohm, Joseph Brambach, August Bungert, Otto Fiebach, Robert Fischhof, Adolph Martin Foerster, Julie Hamel, Carl Isenmann, Hermann von Jan, Jindrich z Albestu Kaan, Theobald Kretschmann, Franz Krežma, Philipp Lewalter, Rudolph, Fürst von Lichtenstein, Max Lippold, Franz Liszt, Henriette Müller Marion, Erkki Gustaf Melartin, Charles Mikuli, A. Nechanitzky, Johannes Pauls, Julie Sophie Marie Agathe von Pfeilschifter, George Posca, Julius Posse, Franz Ries, Georg Rijken, Ludwig Rochlitzer, Leopold Rosenfeld, Peter Martin Cornelius Rübner, Xaver Scharwenka, Hans Schmitt, Carl Schön, Max Stange, Ludwig Steinert, Reinhold Stöckhardt, Albert Karl Tottmann, Richard Wickenhauser, Fritz Zieglwallner. Go to the text.

 

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

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