8 sånger för blandad kör

Song Cycle by Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867 - 1942)

8. Stemning [sung text checked 1 time]

Alle de voksende Skygger
Har vævet sig sammen til en,
Ensom paa Himmelen lyser
En Stjærne saa straalende ren,
Skyerne have saa tunge Drømme,
Blomsternes Øjne i Duggraad svømme,
Underligt Aftenvinden 
Suser i Linden.


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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Note: modern Danish uses 'å' instead of 'aa' and does not capitalize nouns. It is also common not to capitalize the beginning of each line in modern publications. Here is the modernized version:

Alle de voksende skygger
har vævet sig sammen til en.
Ensom på himmelen lyser
en stjerne så strålende ren.
Skyerne have så tunge drømme,
blomsternes øjne i duggråd svømme,
underligt aftenvinden
suser i linden.

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

8. Alla de växande Skuggor [sung text checked 1 time]

Alla de växande skuggor
ha gjutit sig samman till en.
Ensam på himmelen lyser
en stjärna så strålande ren.
Skyarna glida i tunga drömmar
Dagg-gråt ut blommornas ögon strömmar
Underligt aftonvinden 
susar i linden.


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Notes on the translation (provided by Anna Maria Modée):
  • Vævet should be translated into "vävt" (meaning woven), but arguably the meaning is much more clear using "gjutit" (founded, melted, cast).
  • Skyarna glida i tunga drömmar : literal translation would be "Skyarna har så tunga drömmar" (The skies/heavens have such heavy dreams)
  • Dagg-gråt ut blommornas ögon strömmar (tears of dew from the flower's eyes streams) : literally would be: "Blommornas ögon i dagg simmar" (the flower's eyes swim in dew", but sounds bad even in english, especially to the music

Researcher for this text: Anna Maria Modée
Total word count: 68