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Ich wandre durch die stille Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich [wandre]1 durch die stille Nacht,
Da schleicht der Mond so heimlich sacht
Oft aus der dunklen Wolkenhülle,
Und hin und her im Tal,
Erwacht die Nachtigall
[Dann]2 wieder alles grau und stille.

O wunderbarer Nachtgesang,
Von fern im Land der Ströme Gang,
Leis Schauern in den [dunkeln]3 Bäumen --
Wirrst die Gedanken mir,
Mein irres Singen hier 
Ist wie ein Rufen nur aus Träumen.


Translation(s): CZE ENG FRE ITA

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First published in the appendices to the novellas Taugenichts and Marmorbild, 1826 in the cycle Nachtbilder (no. 1)
1 Curschmann, E. Taubert: "wandle"; further changes may exist not shown above for Taubert
2 Curschmann: "Nun"
3 Busch, Fibich, Gund: "dunklen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Melanie Trumbull

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 Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Ernst Naumann.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "I wander through the quiet night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Je me promenais par une nuit silencieuse", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Di notte", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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