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Nun geht der Mond durch Wolkennacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun geht der Mond durch Wolkennacht,
Nun ist der Tag herum;
Da schweigen alle Vögel bald
Im Walde um und um.

Die Drossel pfeift ihr letztes Stück,
Ein Stück zu allerbest;
Die Amsel schlägt den letzten Ton
Und fliegt zu Nest, zu Nest.

Da nehm auch ich zu guter Nacht
Zur Hand die Geige mein;
Das ist ein klingend Nachtgebet
Und steigt zum Himmel ein.

Translation(s): ENG

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E. Lassen sets stanzas 2-?

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Note: this is different only from the other one in line 2:1.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

  • by Eduard Lassen (1830 - 1904), "Die Waldbrüter", op. 46 (Fünf Lieder) no. 4, published 1875, stanzas 2-? [voice, viola, and piano], Breslau, Hainauer [
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Set in a modified version by Hans Huber, Heinrich von Eyken, K. Thiessen, Josef Giehrl, Heinrich, Freiherr von Bach, Eugen Gottlieb, Franz Mücke.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Those who hatch eggs in the forest", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-09-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:01
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

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