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Beugt euch aus euern Wolken nieder

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Beugt euch aus [euern]1 Wolken nieder,
ihr Geister meiner Väter, [beugt]2 euch,
legt ab das rothe Schrecken eures Laufs.
Empfangt den fallenden Führer!
Er komme aus einem entfernten Land,
oder [steig]3 aus dem tobenden Meer!
Sein Kleid von Nebel sey nah,
sein Speer aus einer Wolke gestaltet.
[Stell ein halb erloschenes Luftbild an seine Seite,
in Gestalt des Helden-Schwerts.]4
Und ach sein Gesicht sey lieblich,
Daß seine Freunde frolocken in seiner Gegenwart!
[Beugt]5 euch aus [euern]1 Wolken nieder!
ihr Geister meiner Väter, [beugt]2 euch.

Translation(s): CAT DUT FRE

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Confirmed with Die Gedichte Ossians, eines alten celtischen Helden und Barden. Zweyter Band. Zweyte verbesserte und mit neu entdeckten Gedichten vermehrte Auflage. Mannheim 1782, im Verlage der Herausgeber der ausländischen schönen Geister, pages 241-242.

1 Schubert: "euren"
2 Schubert: "beuget"
3 Schubert: "er steig"
4 Schubert: "Sein Schwert ein erlosch'nes Luftbild,"
5 Schubert: "O beugt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] 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) , subtitle: "Cant d’Ossian després de la caiguda de Nathos", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ossians lied na de dood van Nathos", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.
Last modified: 2018-06-13 03:36:50
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Penchez‑vous depuis vos nuages

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

Penchez-vous depuis vos nuages,
Fantômes de mes pères, penchez-vous !
Déposez la terreur rouge de votre course !
Recevez le chef qui meurt,
Qu'il vienne d'une terre éloignée,
Ou qu'il monte de la mer en tempête.
Que sa robe de brume soit proche,
Que sa lance soit formée d'un nuage,
Que son épée d'un mirage éteint,
Et ah, que son visage soit aimable
Que ses amis se réjouissent de sa présence.
Oh, penchez-vous depuis vos nuages,
Fantômes de mes pères, penchez-vous !

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Translation of title "Ossians Lied nach dem Falle Nathos" = "Chant sur la chute de Nathos"


  • 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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Text added to the website: 2010-09-17.
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