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Singet leise, leise leise

Language: German (Deutsch)

Singet leise, leise leise,
singt eine flüsternd Wiegenlied;
von dem Monde lernt die Weise,
der so still am Himmel zieht.

Denn es schlummern in dem Rheine
Jetzt die lieben Kinder klein,
Amelya wacht alleine
Weinend in dem Mondenschein.

Singt ein Lied so süß gelinde,
wie die Quelle auf den Kieseln,
wie die Bienen um die Linde
summen, murmeln, flüstern, rieseln.

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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P. Hindemith sets stanzas 1, 3
E. Mattiesen sets stanzas 1, 3
G. Bachlund sets stanzas 1, 3
F. Grimm sets stanzas 1, 3
H. Gál sets stanzas 1, 3
R. Rössler sets stanzas 1, 3

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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)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Sing softly, softly, softly", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Lullaby"
  • ENG English [singable] (Henry Sandwith Drinker, Jr.) , "Cradle song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Lureley", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:22

Line count: 12
Word count: 60

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

Chantez doucement, doucement, doucement
Fredonnez une berceuse,
Apprenez la manière de la lune
Qui va silencieuse dans le ciel.

Car dans le Rhin sont endormis
Les chers petits enfants,
Seule Amelya est éveillée,
Pleurant au clair de lune.

Chantez une chanson douce et apaisante,
Comme la source sur les galets,
Comme les abeilles sur le tilleul
Fredonnent, murmurent, chuchotent, ruissellent.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Clemens Maria Wenzeslaus von Brentano (1778 - 1842), "Lureley" ENG ENG ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Michael Brough, Hans Gál, Friedrich Karl Grimm, Paul Hindemith, Meta ter Kuile-Troxler, Emil Mattiesen, Franz Philipp, August Reuss, Richard Rössler. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:22

Line count: 12
Word count: 60