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Auf! es dunkelt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf! es dunkelt;
Silbern funkelt
Dort der Mond ob Tannenhöhn!
Auf! und tanzt in froher Runde; 
Diese Stunde
Dämmert unbewölkt und schön!

Im Gewässer
Stralen blässer
Felsen, deren Roth verblich;
Und mit dunkelm Violette
Malt die Kette
Schroffer Schneegebirge sich.

Hüpft geschwinde
Um die Linde,
Die uns gelbe Blüten streut.
Laßt uns frohe Lieder singen,
Ketten schlingen,
Wo man traut die Hand sich beut.

Also schweben
Wir durchs Leben,
Leicht wie Rosenblätter, hin.
An den Jüngling, dunkelts bänger,
Schließt sich enger
Seine traute Nachbarin.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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F. Schubert sets stanzas 1, 3, 4

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Gesammelt durch seinen Freund Friedrich Matthisson. Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füssli und Compagnie. 1793, pages 67-68; with Gedichte von J.G. von Salis. Neue Auflage. Zürich, bey Orell Füßli und Compagnie. 1808, pages 17-18; and with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, pages 16-17.

First published in a different version in Hamburger Musenalmanach 1789, see below.


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

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Joseph Martin Kraus.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Kom voor de rondedans", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael Berridge) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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