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Es war, als hätt' der Himmel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es war, als hätt' der Himmel,
Die Erde still geküßt,
Daß sie im Blütenschimmer
Von ihm [nun]1 träumen müßt.

Die Luft ging durch die Felder,
Die Ähren wogten sacht,
Es rauschten leis die Wälder,
So sternklar war die Nacht.

Und meine Seele spannte
Weit ihre Flügel aus,
Flog durch die stillen [Lande]2,
Als flöge sie nach Haus.


Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR RUS SPA

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1 Brahms, Schumann: "nur"
2 Brahms: "Räume"

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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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Jos. Van de Vijver) , "Maanlicht"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , no title, copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Moonlit night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Moonlit night", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit de lune", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "ליל ירח", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Notte di luna", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Månenatt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Elke Beatriz Riedel) , "Noite de luar", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , "Noche de Luna", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Лунная ночь

Language: Russian (Русский) after the German (Deutsch)

Казалось, небо землю тихо
Поцеловало перед сном,
Чтоб лишь оно одно ей снилось
В прозрачном сумраке ночном.

Скользил по нивам ветер теплый,
Колосьев двигалась волна...
И перешептывались листья,
И ночь в звездах была ясна...

И, широко расправив крылья,
Душа моя в тиши ночной
Неслась над спящею долиной,
Неслась как будто бы домой...


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Mondnacht", appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE HEB IRI ITA NOR POR SPA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Franz Bendel, A. von Biegeleben, Martin Blumner, Johannes Brahms, Bertha von Brukenthal, Friedrich Wilhelm Dietz, Kurt Erickson, Hans Martin Gräbner, Carl Graff, Leo Grill, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Emil Kauffmann, Hugo Wilhelm Ludwig Kaun, Marie Charlotte Henriette von Kehler, Friedrich Kiel, Wilhelm Killmayer, Friedrich [Fritz] Kirchner, Felix Landau, Eduard Lassen, Heinrich August Marschner, Wilhelm Martens, Rolf Martinsson, C. A. Joh. Masberg, Emanuel Moór, Philipp Nabholz, John Knowles Paine, W. Rose, Philipp Roth, Moritz Scharf, Carl Schiller, Robert Alexander Schumann, Arthur Smolian, Wilhelm Sturm, Heinrich Ferdinand Thieriot, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, J. Wolfensperger, A. Zellner. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2009-08-22.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:20
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