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Die Kapelle

Language: German (Deutsch)

Droben stehet die Kapelle,
Schauet still ins Tal hinab,
Drunten [singt]1 bei Wies' und Quelle
Froh und hell der Hirtenknab'.

Traurig tönt das Glöcklein nieder,
Schauerlich der Leichenchor;
Stille sind die frohen Lieder,
Und der Knabe lauscht empor.

Droben bringt man sie zu Grabe,
Die sich freuten in dem Tal.
Hirtenknabe, Hirtenknabe!
Dir auch singt man dort einmal.

Translation(s): DUT ENG FIN FRE FRE

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1 Blodek: "sitzt"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT ENG FIN ; composed by Pauline Viardot-García.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De kapel", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The Chapel", copyright ©
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La chapelle", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52

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Word count: 58

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De kapel

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De kapel staat hoog, sinds tijden,
Kijkend stil naar 't dal omlaag;
Onder zingt, bij bron en weiden,
Helder, blij de herdersknaap.
't Klokje sprenkelt droeve tonen,
Huiv'ring wekt het uitvaartkoor1,
't Blij gezang liet zich onttronen,
En de jongen spitst het oor.
Boven draagt men hen ten grave,
Die hier leefden, 't dal getrouw.
Jonge herder, rijk aan gaven,
Ooit zingt men daar ook voor jou.

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1 In de herhaling: huiv'ring wekt het koor


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 by Lau Kanen, (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 Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787 - 1862), "Die Kapelle", appears in Lieder ENG FIN FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Vilém Blodek, Alexis Holländer, Conradin Kreutzer, Johann Friedrich Bonneval de La Trobe, Ernst Löwenberg, Klaus Miehling, Franz Otto, J. Petersen [not John Petersen], Gustav Rebling, Othmar Schoeck, Robert Schumann, Oskar Ulmer, Pauline Viardot-García, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-01-18 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:07

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Word count: 67