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Language: German (Deutsch)

Über unsre Liebe hängt
eine tiefe Trauerweide.
Nacht und Schatten um uns beide.
Unsre Stirnen sind gesenkt.

Wortlos sitzen wir im Dunkeln.
Einstmals rauschte hier ein Strom,
einstmals sahn wir Sterne funkeln.

Ist denn Alles tot und trübe?
Horch: -- ein ferner Mund -- vom Dom:

Glockenchöre... Nacht ... und Liebe...

Translation(s): ENG FRE NOR POL

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Prospect from above", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Regard vers le haut", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Blikk oppover", 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 10:01:25

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Regard vers le haut

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Au-dessus de notre amour se tient
Un grand saule pleureur.
Nuit et ombre au-dessus de nous à la fois.
Nos fronts sont abaissés.

Sans mots nous sommes assis dans l'obscurité.
Autrefois un ruisseau a murmuré ici,
Autrefois vous avons vu des étoiles scintiller.
Est-ce que tout est mort et lugubre ?
Écoute : -- une voix au loin --
De la cathédrale : --
Chœurs de cloches, de nuit et d'amour.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Aufblick" ENG NOR POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, Sir, Rebecca Clarke, Paul Scheinpflug, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Anton von Webern. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-11 00:00:00.

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