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Die stille Wasserrose

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Die stille Wasserrose]1
Steigt aus dem blauen See,
[Die feuchten Blätter zittern]2,
Der Kelch ist weiß wie Schnee.

Da gießt der Mond vom Himmel
All' seinen gold'nen Schein,
Gießt alle seine Strahlen
In ihren Schoß hinein.

Im Wasser um die Blume
Kreiset ein weißer Schwan
Er [singt]3 so süß, so leise
Und schaut die Blume an.

Er singt so süß, so leise
Und will im Singen vergehn.
O Blume, weiße Blume,
Kannst du das Lied verstehn?


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRE

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1 C. Schumann: "Die stille Lotusblume" or "Die stille Lotosblume"
2 Gade, Kücken, Liszt, Raff, C. Schumann: "Die Blätter flimmern und blitzen"
3 Kücken: "singet"

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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)

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wijtse Rodenburg) , "De stille waterlelie", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "The quiet lotus-blossom/water-rose", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La fleur de lotus immobile", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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The quiet lotus‑blossom/water‑rose

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The quiet lotus blossom
sprouts from the pond so blue,
its leaves all glimmer and sparkle,
its bud is white as snow.

The moon pours down from heaven
all of its golden shine,
pours all its golden moonbeams
into her blossom heart.

In water 'round the blossom
circles the whitest swan
it sings so sweet, so softly
and gazes on the bloom.

It sings so sweet, so softly
and would but perish in song.
O blossom, whitest blossom,
can you conceive the song?


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Lieder als Intermezzo, no. 9 CAT DUT DUT FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jan van Amerongen, Max Ast, A. von Biegeleben, John Böie, Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Emil Büchner, Heinrich Esser, Alexander von Fielitz, Robert Franz, Niels Wilhelm Gade, K. Geibel, Walter von Goethe, Eugen Gottlieb, Ferdinand Gumbert, Hans Harthan, Albert Hermann, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Wilhelm Hill, Gustav Hinrichs, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, Franz Paul Lachner, Franz Liszt, George W. Marston, Carl Millöcker, Heinrich Proch, Joachim Raff, Louis Rée, Ludwig Riemann, Clara Schumann, Isidor Seiss, Bertha Frensel Wegener-Koopman, Rudolf Wurmb. Go to the text.

 

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