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Nun die Schatten dunkeln

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Nun]1 die Schatten dunkeln,
Stern an Stern erwacht:
Welch ein Hauch der Sehnsucht
Flutet [in der]2 Nacht!

Durch das Meer der Träume
Steuert ohne Ruh',
Steuert meine Seele
Deiner Seele zu.

Die sich dir ergeben,
Nimm sie ganz dahin!
Ach, du weißt, daß nimmer
Ich mein eigen bin.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE

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1 Lewy: "Wenn"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Rubinstein: "durch die"

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):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Now the shadows are darkening", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "For music", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "Now the shades are deep'ning"
  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2016-06-02 14:52:14
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Word count: 48

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Now the shadows are darkening

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Now the shadows are darkening
star after star is waking up:
what a breath of longing
is flooding through the night!

Across the sea of dreams,
steering ceaselessly
my soul is steering
towards your soul.

Anything that surrenders to you
is to be taken completely.
Oh, you know, that I am no longer
my own.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2005 by Malcolm Wren, (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 Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), "Für Musik", appears in Juniuslieder, in Lieder FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Paul tom Barge, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Hermann Behn, Adolf Busch, Louis Ehlert, H. vom Ende, Hans Fleischer, Robert Franz, Robert Freund, Gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffmann, Carl Heffner, Hans Heinrich XIV, Graf Bolko von Hochberg, Emil Hoppe, Adolf Jensen, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Nikolay Filippovich Khristianovich, Edmund Kretschmer, W. J. Otto Lessmann, Carl Lewy, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, as W. A. Rémy, Eduard Rappoldi, M. W. Rettich, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, G. Scheller, Hans Michael Schletterer, Ernst Hermann Seyffardt, Alfred Richard Gotthilf Sormann, Wilhelm Speidel, Willy Viol, Eugen von Volborth, August Walter, Vally Wolff-Kownačka. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2005-04-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 12
Word count: 55