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Durch das abendliche Dunkel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Durch das abendliche Dunkel
In dem stillen Raum
Zieht des Mondes Glanzgefunkel
Wie ein süßer Traum.

Wie beim Vollmondschein sich hebet
In dem Meere die Flut,
Schwillt das Herz empor und bebet
In verhaltner Glut.

Und in sehnsuchtsvollem Drange,
Heimlich, unbewußt
Schmiegt sich [Wange still an Wange]1,
[Brust sich still]2 an Brust.3

Bis sich Mund zu Mund gefunden
Und vom Mondenlicht
Wie von Kettengold umwunden,
Herz zum Herzen spricht.


I. Brüll sets stanzas 1-3

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Confirmed with Deutschbaltische Literaturgeschichte, ed. by Gero von Wilpert, München, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2005; and with Gedichte von Christoph Mickwitz, Verlag von Franz Kluge, Reval; Rudolf Hartmann, Leipzig, 1892, page 126.

1 Brüll: "Wange an die Wange"
2 Brüll: "Sich Brust"
3 Brüll: in the repetitions, several variations occur of the last two lines.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Bertram Kottmann

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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)

  • by Ignaz Brüll (1846 - 1907), "Durch das abendliche Dunkel", op. 75 (Drei Duette für Sopran und A. mit Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1896, stanzas 1-3 [duet for soprano and alto with piano], Leipzig, Max Brockhaus [ sung text not verified ]

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