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Durch die wolkige Maiennacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch die wolkige Maiennacht
Geht ein leises Schallen,
Wie im Wald die Tropfen sacht 
Auf die Blätter fallen.

Welch' ein ahnungsreicher Duft
[Weht]1 aus allen Baumen!
Dunkel webt es in der Luft
Wie von Zukunftsträumen.

[Da]2 im Hauch der auf mich [sinkt]3,
Dehnt sich all' mein Wesen,
Und die müde Seele trinkt
Schauerndes Genesen:

Müde Seele, hoffe nur,
Morgen kommt die Sonne,
Und du blühst mit Wald und [Flur]4
Hell in [Frühlingswonne]5!

Translation(s): CZE

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1 Fibich: "Quillt"
2 Bruch: "Und"
3 Fibich: "weht"
4 Bruch, Fibich: "Feld"
5 Bruch: "Frühlingswonnen" (?)

Submitted by John Versmoren


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Májová noc

Language: Czech (Čeština) after the German (Deutsch)

V poklid noci májové
tichý zvuk se vkrádá,
jako krůpěj rosné mhy
v lesní list kdy spadá.

Vůně dýše v celý háj
tajných bájí zvěsti,
v temné klenbě sosen tam
snad mé dříme štěsti.

A ta vůně v nirtu mém
naděj novou vznítí,
duch můj slastným doufá snem
číši lásky píti.

Doufej, duše, doufej zas,
máj se k tobě vrátí,
záhy spatríš v jasný den
slunce žárem pláti.

Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Lieder aus alter und neuer Zeit, no. 1
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Max Bruch, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Fritz Fürst, Adolf Jensen, Théodore Kahle, Wilhelm Kienzl, Eduard Kreuzhage, Franz Ries, Albert Theodor Töpken, Philip Wolfrum. Go to the text.

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

Text added to the website: 2017-12-16T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2017-12-16T08:18:43
Line count: 16
Word count: 68