by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Antonio Zencovich

Grablied für die Mutter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Hauche milder, Abendluft,
Klage sanfter, Philomele,
Eine schöne, engelreine Seele
Schläft in dieser Gruft.

Bleich und stumm am düstern Rand
Steht der Vater mit dem Sohne,
Denen ihres Lebens schönste Krone
Schnell mit ihr verschwand.

Und sie weinen in die Gruft,
Aber ihrer Liebe Zähren
Werden sich zum Perlenkranz verklären,
Wenn der Engel ruft.

Authorship

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

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cant fúnebre per a la mare", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Graflied voor moeder", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Grave-song for Mother", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant funèbre pour la mère", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Canto funebre per la madre", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-09-01 07:21:57
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Word count: 54

Canto funebre per la madre
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Soffiate più dolcemente, brezze della sera,
piangi più sommessamente, Filomela:
un’anima adorabile, pura più di un angelo,
riposa in questa tomba.

Pallidi e muti, sopra il bordo scuro,
stanno il padre e i figli,
per i quali il più bell’ornamento della vita
è scomparso così in fretta con lei.

E piangono vicino alla tomba,
ma le loro lacrime d’amore
si muteranno in una corona di perle
quando l’angelo li chiamerà.

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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Text added to the website: 2014-02-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 70