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Holder klingt der Vogelsang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Holder klingt der Vogelsang,
Wann die Engelreine, 
Die mein [Jünglingsherz]1 bezwang,
Wandelt durch die Haine.

Röther blühen Thal und Au,
Grüner wird der Wasen,
[Wo die Finger meiner Frau
Maienblumen]2 lasen.

Ohne sie ist alles todt,
Welk sind Blüt' und Kräuter;
Und kein Frühlingsabendroth
Dünkt mir schön und heiter.

Traute, minnigliche Frau,
Wollest nimmer fliehen;
Daß mein Herz, gleich dieser Au,
Mög' in Wonne blühen!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FIN FRE HEB IRI ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Ludewig Heinrich Christoph Hölty. Neu besorgt und vermehrt von Johann Heinrich Voss. Hamburg, bei Carl Ernst Bohn. 1804, pages 175-176.

Note: This is the version as published by Voß. The initial version of this poem, according to Hölty's manuscript, has one more stanza and is quite different (see below).

1 Mendelssohn: "junges Herz"
2 Schubert: "Wo mir Blumen, rot und blau, / Ihre Hände"

Note: According to Neue Gesamtausgabe Schubert set only stanzas 1 and 2, in his autograph he crossed out the repeat mark at the end.


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)

Another version of this text exists in the database.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Minnelied", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Delightfully sound the birdsongs", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , no title, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Canzone d'amore", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2018-05-24 12:55:35
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Chant d'amour

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

Comme le chant des oiseaux résonne gracieusement
Quand l'ange pur
Qui a conquis mon jeune cœur
Se promène dans le bois.

Les vallées et les prairies fleurissent plus rouge,
L'herbe devient plus verte
Quand les doigts de ma dame
Cueillent les petites fleurs de mai.

sans elle, tout est mort,
Les fleurs et les herbes sont fanées ;
Et aucun coucher de soleil printanier
Ne me semblerait aussi beau et clair.

Chère, bien-aimée,
Ne souhaite jamais t'enfuir ;
Que mon cœur, comme cette prairie,
Puisse fleurir dans la joie !


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  • 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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (1748 - 1776), written 1773 CAT DUT ENG FIN HEB IRI ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Moritz Hauptmann, Hans Heinrich XIV, Graf Bolko von Hochberg, Charles Edward Ives, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Franz Peter Schubert, Adolf Wallnöfer. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2010-12-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:10
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