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Manche Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn die Felder sich verdunkeln,
fühl' ich wird mein Auge heller;
schon versucht ein Stern zu funkeln,
und die Grillen [wispern]1 schneller.

Jeder Laut wird bilderreicher,
das Gewohnte sonderbarer,
hinterm Wald der Himmel bleicher,
jeder Wipfel hebt sich klarer;

Und du merkst es nicht im Schreiten
wie das Licht verhundertfältigt
sich entringt den Dunkelheiten.
Plötzlich stehst du überwältigt.


Translation(s): ENG FRE POL

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1 Schnabel : "klingen"

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Certaine nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Some nights", 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 10:01:25
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Certaine nuit

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

Lorsque les champs s'assombrissent,
je sens s'éclaircir mon regard ;
déjà une étoile s'essaie à briller,
et les grillons chuchotent plus vite.

Chaque son s'enrichit de couleurs,
l'habituel devient étrange,
derrière la forêt, le ciel plus pâle,
chaque cime s'élève plus claire ;

Et tu ne ressens pas en marchant
combien la lumière cent fois repliée
masque l'obscurité.
Soudain tu es là, confondu.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Manche Nacht" ENG POL
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Rebecca Clarke, Artur Schnabel, Othmar Schoeck, Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Ernest Vietor, Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-03-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:37
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Word count: 63