by Albert Sergel (1876 - 1946)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE
Langsam wird mein Kindchen müde,
  Leise kommt [herbei]1 die Nacht.
Stille Wolken gehn am Himmel
  Und der Mond ist aufgewacht.

Schaut mit seinen klaren Blicken
  In des Kindes Kämmerlein,
Streichelt es mit sanften Händen
  In den schönsten Traum hinein.

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1 omitted by Reger.


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):

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Evening Song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Iltalaulu", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2008-03-12 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27
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Word count: 39

Chant du soir
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lentement mon petit enfant est fatigué,
Doucement la nuit s'approche.
Des nuages silencieux traversent le ciel
Et la lune s'éveille.

Elle regarde avec ses yeux clairs
Dans la petite chambre de l'enfant,
Elle le caresse avec des mains douces
Et le conduit vers des rêves adorables.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2016-07-05 00:00:00
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