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.

160,965 vocal pieces have been catalogued.
36,510 translations are available.

The collection has frequent additions and updates (this month: 219 song texts, 451 settings, and 192 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 or search by title or first line.

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.