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Willkommen, o silberner Mond

Language: German (Deutsch)

Willkommen, o silberner Mond,
Schöner, stiller [Gefährt]1 der Nacht!
Du entfliehst? Eile nicht, bleib, Gedankenfreund!
Sehet, er bleibt, das Gewölk wallte nur hin.

Des Mayes Erwachen ist nur
Schöner noch wie die Sommernacht,
Wenn ihm Thau, hell wie Licht, aus der Locke träuft,
Und zu dem Hügel herauf röthlich er [kömt]2.

Ihr Edleren, ach es [bewächst]3
Eure Maale schon ernstes Moos!
O, wie [war glücklich]4 ich, als ich [noch]5 mit euch
Sahe sich röthen den Tag, schimmern die Nacht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Klopstocks Oden. Erster Band. Leipzig bey Georg Joachim Göschen. 1798, page 223; and with Oden von Klopstock. WIEN, gedruckt bey Joh. Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, k.k. Hofdruckern und Buchhändlern. 1784, pages 207-208.

1 Schubert: "Gefährte"
2 Schubert: "kommt"
3 Hensel: "bekränzt"
4 Hensel: "glücklich war"
5 Hensel : "einst"

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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) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De graven in de vroegte", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The early graves", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Les tombes anciennes", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Les tombes anciennes

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

Bienvenue, ô lune d'argent,
Belle et silencieuse compagne de la nuit !
Tu t'enfuis ? Ne te hâte pas, reste, amie des pensées !
Regarde, elle reste, c'était seulement un nuage qui passait.

Seul le mois de mai qui s'éveille
Est encore plus beau que la nuit d'été,
Quand la rosée, brillante comme la lumière, tombe de ses boucles,
Et que sur la colline il arrive en rougeoyant.

Vous, êtres nobles, hélas, comme sont recouvertes
De mousse sévère vos tombes !
Comme j'étais heureux quand encore avec vous
Je voyais le jour rougir et la nuit briller !


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1803), "Die frühen Gräber", written 1764 CAT DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Wilhelm Ferdinand Halter, Johann Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Ernst Křenek, Fritz Lissauer, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Wilhelm Petersen, Franz Peter Schubert. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-12-11.
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