by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

O schöne Nacht!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
O schöne Nacht!
Am Himmel märchenhaft
Erglänzt der Mond in seiner ganzen Pracht;
Um ihn der kleinen Sterne liebliche
Genossenschaft.

Es schimmert hell der Tau
Am grünen Halm; mit Macht
Im Fliederbusche schlägt die Nachtigall;
Der Knabe schleicht zu seiner Liebsten sacht -
O schöne Nacht!

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

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "O lovely night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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O mooie nacht!
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
O mooie nacht!
Daarboven feeëriek
Daar glanst de maan in al haar grote pracht;
Om haar de kleine sterren,
Aangenaam doodstil publiek.
 
Zo helder glanst de dauw
Op 't groene riet; met macht
Slaat in 't seringenhout de nachtegaal;
De jongen sluipt naar zijn beminde zacht --
O mooie nacht!

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Text added to the website: 2015-09-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-09-25 00:11:31
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