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Im Tale rinnt der Bach, die Berg' an...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Tale rinnt der Bach, die Berg' an hoher Seite,
Sie grünen weit umher an dieses Tales Breite,
Und Bäume mit dem Laube stehn gebreitet,
Daß fast verborgen dort der Bach hinunter gleitet.

So glänzt darob des schönen Sommers Sonne,
Daß fast zu eilen scheint des hellen Tages Wonne,
Der Abend mit der Frische kommt zu Ende,
Und trachtet, wie er das dem Menschen noch vollende.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , "Summer III", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:33
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Word count: 66

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Summer III

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The brook runs in the valley, the mountains on the high sides
Spread their greenery around the broadness of this valley,
And trees are standing, their leafy boughs spread expansively,
So that, almost concealed, the brook there glides down.

Thus sparkles from above the beautiful summer sun,
Such that the day's bright joy almost seems to hasten,
The evening with its freshness comes to an end,
And seeks to see how it can yet fulfill [the day's joy] for mankind.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2008 by Sharon Krebs, (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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Text added to the website: 2008-08-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:51
Line count: 8
Word count: 80