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Horch, wie still es wird im dunkeln Hain

Language: German (Deutsch)

Horch, wie still es wird im [dunkeln]1 Hain,
Mädchen, wir sind sicher und allein.

Still versäuselt hier am Wiesenhang
Schon der Abendglocke müder Klang.

Auf den Blumen, die sich dir verneigt,
Schlief das letzte Lüftchen ein und schweigt.

Sagen darf ich dir, wir sind allein,
Daß mein Herz ist ewig, ewig dein.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Schoeck, Wolf: "dunklen"

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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 (Melissa Malde) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Tranquille certitude", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
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Listen, how quiet the dark wood has...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Listen, how quiet the dark wood has become,
Darling girl, we are safe and alone.

Here on the sloping meadow
The tired pealing of the evening bell murmurs quietly.

Upon the flowers, that bow to you,
The last breeze falls asleep and is silent.

Now I may tell you, since we are alone,
That my heart is yours forever.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Stille Sicherheit", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Vermischte Gedichte FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Conrad Ansorge, Richard Barth, Wilhelm Baumgartner, Sigizmund Mikhailovich Blumenfel'd, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Rudolf Förster, Robert Franz, Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, A. R. Hellmann, Wilhelm Hill, Alexis Holländer, Joseph Huber, Gustav Jenner, Théodore Kahle, Theobald Kretschmann, Franz Krežma, Carl R. von Lambort, Julius Lammers, Oskar Merikanto, Karl Müller-Berghaus, Ludvig Norman, Carl Ferdinand Pohl, Eduard Rappoldi, Othmar Schoeck, Hermann Suter, Hugo Wolf, Arthur Wulffius. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2009-09-22 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:22
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Word count: 59