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Nacht umhüllt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nacht umhüllt
Mit wehendem Flügel
[Thäler und Hügel]1,
Ladend zur Ruh.

Und dem Schlummer,
Dem lieblichen Kinde,
Leise und linde
Flüstert sie zu:

"Weißt du ein Auge,
Wachend [im]2 Kummer,
Lieblicher Schlummer,
Drücke mir's zu."

Fühlst du sein Nahen?
Ahnest du Ruh?
Alles deckt [Schlummer]3,
[Schlummre]4 auch du.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Janus. [Eine Zeitschrift. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Wähner. Schrämbl, Wien, 1818-1819] No. 1, Sonnabend, den 3. Oktober 1818, page 3; and with Grillparzers Sämmtliche Werke in zehn Bänden. Dritte Ausgabe. Erster Band. Stuttgart. Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1878, pages 11-12 (here with the title Bertha's Lied).

Note: The poem was initially destined for Grillparzer's drama Die Ahnfrau.

1 Schubert (in the repeat): "umhüllet die Täler und Hügel"
2 Grillparzer (1878 and later editions): "in"
3 Schubert (in the repeats): "der Schlummer"
4 Schubert: "Schlummre, so schlummre"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bertha's lied in de nacht", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Bertha's song in the night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de Bertha dans la nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto notturno di Berta", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Chant de Bertha dans la nuit

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

La nuit enveloppe,
De son aile qui bat,
Les vallées et les collines,
Les invitant au repos.

Et au sommeil,
Cet enfant adorable,
Tout bas et doucement
Elle murmure :

"Si tu connais un œil
Qui est éveillé
Adorable sommeil,
Ferme-le pour moi !"

Sens-tu sa proximité ?
Pressens-tu la paix ?
Le sommeil recouvre tout,
Dors, dors toi aussi.


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Franz (Seraphicus) Grillparzer (1791 - 1872), "Berthas Lied in der Nacht", written 1816, first published 1818 CAT DUT ENG ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ella Adaïewsky, Ignaz von Mosel, Franz Xaver Mozart, Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-02-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
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