The LiederNet Archive
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The LiederNet Archive is the world's largest reference archive
of texts and translations of art songs and choral works.
We have been online since May 24, 1995.

141,157 vocal pieces have been catalogued.
28,273 translations are available.

The collection has frequent additions and updates
(this month: 25 song texts, 20 settings, and 132 translations).

Getting Started

Start with the Introduction and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Browse the collection by using the indexes by composer or text author; or search for words or phrases, or search by surname, first line, or title.

The following links will give you an idea of the type of information this website has to offer.

Be sure to read this note about how to tell when a text shown is the sung text or the published stand-alone text or both.

Dear visitors,
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you find the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust