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Herbsttag

Language: German (Deutsch)

Herr, es ist Zeit. Der Sommer war sehr groß.
Leg deinen Schatten auf die Sonnenuhren,
und auf den Fluren lass die Winde los. 

Befiehl den letzten Früchten, voll zu sein;
gib ihnen noch zwei südlichere Tage,
dränge sie zur Vollendung hin, und jage
die letzte Süße in den schweren Wein. 

Wer jetzt kein Haus hat, baut sich keines mehr.
Wer jetzt allein ist, wird es lange bleiben,
wird wachen, lesen, lange Briefe schreiben
und wird in den Alleen hin und her
unruhig wandern, wenn die Blätter treiben. 


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Fall day", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Jour d'automne", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GRE Greek (Ελληνικά) [singable] (Christakis Poumbouris) , "Φθινοπωρινή μέρα", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-06-23 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:24

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October day

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Oh Lord, it's time, it's time. It was a great summer
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Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926), "Herbsttag", appears in Das Buch der Bilder, first published 1920 FRE GRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Elizabeth R. Austin, Conrad Beck, Petr Eben, Wim Franken, Zoltán Gárdonyi, Daron Aric Hagen, Paavo Heininen, Mary Howe, Andrew Hudson, Gordon Kerry, Harold C. King, Krzysztof Penderecki, Meinrad Schütter, Winfried Zillig. Go to the text.

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


Text added to the website: 2010-02-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33

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