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Leise, leise, laßt uns singen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Leise, leise, laßt uns singen,
Still schon zieht der Mond die Bahn.
Sternlein süßen Gruß dir bringen.
Mög auch uns'rer zu dir dringen,
Stimmet d'rum ein Liedchen an:
Holde, erwache! Holde, erwache! 

Höre, höre uns're Weise,
Die der Zephir zu dir weht,
Die der Minne klingt zum Preise!
Öffne doch dein Fenster leise,
Unser zartes Liedchen fleht:
Holde, erwache! Holde, erwache! 

Leise, leise laßt uns singen,
Schlumm're sanft, wer schlummern will.
Möcht' es unserm Spiel gelingen,
Nur in ihren Traum zu klingen.
Laßt uns rufen, aber still:
Holde, erwache! Holde, erwache!


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Universal Edition, Chorreihe. U.E.12332, Copyright 1955 By Universal Edition Ltd., London.

Note: This is a text versified retroactively by Anton Weiß to Schubert's part song. His third stanza is the original text set by Schubert, replacing the name "Fanny" from the original text by "Holde". The author of Schubert's original text is unknown.


Submitted by Pieter Wiersma and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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

  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Ständchen", alternate title: "Leise, leise laßt uns singen", D. 635 (c1819), published 1907 [ttbb quartet], attachment to Die Musik VI, Heft 7, ed. Mandyczewski [ sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nachtelijke serenade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-09-23 16:51:28

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