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Forest solitude

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O forest deep, so still and so vast,
With thee the heart finds peace at last!
Slumber, when soft fall the shades of night,
Through thy silence flows the streamlet bright.
The Holy Mother's arm
Is stretch'd o'er thee to guard thy rest from harm.
Slumber then, O forest deep!
Rest in peace, silent peace!

From a Rubinstein score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), no title, appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte, in Der Umkehrende, no. 5 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Henk Bijvanck, Karl Collan, Walter Courvoisier, Botho Sigwart Graf zu Eulenburg, Gustav Adolf Fischer, Robert Kahn, Wilhelm Killmayer, Egon Kornauth, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, as W. A. Rémy, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Johannes Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Philipp Spitta, Herm. Wesseler, Erich J. Wolff, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857) , no title, from Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte, in Der Umkehrende, no. 5 ENG FRE by Henk Bijvanck, Othmar Schoeck, Philipp Spitta, Robert Kahn, Erich J. Wolff, Egon Kornauth, Benjamin Wilhelm Mayer, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Karl Collan, Walter Courvoisier, Botho Sigwart Graf zu Eulenburg, Herm. Wesseler, Franz Wüllner, Wilhelm Killmayer, Erich Korngold, Johannes Schmidt, Gustav Adolf Fischer.

Text added to the website: 2011-06-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:26
Line count: 8
Word count: 55

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