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Müder Glanz der Sonne!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Müder Glanz der Sonne!
Blasses Himmelblau!
Von verklungner Wonne
Träumet still die Au.

An der letzten Rose
Löset lebenssatt
Sich das letzte lose,
Bleiche Blumenblatt.

Goldenes Entfärben
Schleicht sich durch den Hain;
Auch Vergehn'n und Sterben
Däucht mir süß zu sein.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Palmblätter von Karl Gerok, Stuttgart: E. Greiner's Verlags, Leipzig: Amelang's Verlag, F. Volckmar, 1873, pages 214.

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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 [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Fall feeling", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Autumnal Feeling", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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Fall feeling

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Sunlight's tired gleaming!
Sky's aquamarine!
Meadows still are dreaming
of the joy they'd seen.

From the last of roses,
leaving all its strife,
soft metamorphosis
fades the petal's life.

Lighter hues applying
pales the golden tree!
Even death and dying
seem so sweet to me...

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Karl Friedrich von Gerok (1815 - 1890), "Herbstgefühl", subtitle: "1. Kor. 7, 31 Das Wesen dieser Welt vergehet.", written 1860, appears in Palmblätter, in Heilige Zeiten, first published 1873 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Richard Barth, Hans Fleischer, Joseph Gänsbacher, Ed. Greve, Robert Kahn, Josephine Lang, Carl Locher, Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, Emil Paul, Johannes Smith, Alfred Richard Gotthilf Sormann, Georg Vierling, Adolf Wallnöfer. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2006-04-20.
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