Translation © by Antonio Zencovich

Ins stille Land!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ins stille Land!
Wer leitet uns hinüber?
Schon wölkt sich uns der Abendhimmel trüber,
Und immer trümmervoller wird der Strand.
Wer leitet uns mit sanfter Hand
Hinüber! ach! hinüber
Ins stille Land?

Ins stille Land!
Zu euch, ihr freyen Räume
Für die Veredlung! zarte Morgenträume
Der schönen Seelen! künft'gen Daseyns Pfand.
Wer treu des Lebens Kampf bestand,
Trägt seiner Hoffnung Keime
Ins stille Land.

Ach Land! ach Land!
Für alle Sturmbedrohten
Der mildeste von unsers Schicksals Bothen
Winkt uns, die Fackel umgewandt,
Und leitet uns mit sanfter Hand
Ins Land der großen Todten,
Ins stille Land.

J. Kittl sets stanza 1

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, page 138; and with Iris. Ein Taschenbuch für 1805. Herausgegeben von J. G. Jacobi. Zürich, bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie, pages 338-339.


Authorship

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 English, a translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) , "Song of the Silent Land", appears in Hyperion, first published 1839 ; composed by Edgar Leslie Bainton, John Blockley, Eaton Faning, Arthur Foote, Alfred Robert Gaul, D. Cyril Jenkins, Edwin Matthew Lott, Harry Alexander Matthews, Frederic Henry Pease, Edward Davey Rendall, Francis Romer, Hermann Strachauer, Henry Joseph Wood, Sir.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Naar 't stille land", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans le pays du repos", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Nel paese del silenzio", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 21
Word count: 96

Nel paese del silenzio
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Nel paese del silenzio!
Chi ci conduce laggiù?
Già il cielo della sera si ammanta di nubi
e la spiaggia si copre di ombre simili a rovine.
Chi ci guida con mano delicata
laggiù, ahimè, laggiù,
nel paese del silenzio?

Nel paese del silenzio!
Verso di voi, spazi liberi,
per la nostra nobilitazione! Teneri sogni mattutini
delle anime belle! Si fa garante di una vita futura
chi si mantiene saldo nelle battaglie della vita,
e porta il germe della speranza
nel paese del silenzio.

Ah paese, paese del silenzio!
Per tutti quelli che sono nelle tempeste,
il più dolce messaggero del nostro destino
ci fa segno impugnando la fiaccola,
e ci conduce con mano delicata
nel paese dei nostri avi,
nel paese del silenzio.

Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age, ed. by A. H. Bullen, London, John C. Nimmo, 1887, page .

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2014 by Antonio Zencovich, (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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This text was added to the website: 2014-02-25
Line count: 21
Word count: 124