Es fiel ein Reif in der Frühlingsnacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Es fiel ein Reif in [der]1 Frühlingsnacht 
wohl über die [schöne]2 [Blaublümelein]3,
sie sind verwelket, verdorret.

Ein Knabe hatt' ein Mägdlein lieb, 
sie liefen heimlich von Hause fort,
es wußt's nicht Vater, noch Mutter.

Sie liefen weit [ins fremde Land]4,
sie hatten weder Glück, noch Stern,
sie sind verdorben, gestorben.

Auf ihrem Grab Blaublümlein blühn,
Umschlingen sich treu, wie sie im Grab,
Der Reif sie nicht welket, nicht [dörret]5.

A. Knab sets stanzas 1-3
W. Petersen sets stanzas 1-3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
W. Petersen sets stanzas 1-3 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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1 omitted by Knab, Petersen, Rheinberger.
2 Rheinberger: "schönen"
3 Petersen, Knab: "Blümelein"
4 Knab: "von Hause fort"
5 Rheinberger: "dorret"

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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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  • Also set in Czech (Čeština), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Bohuslav Martinů.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Henry Grafton Chapman (1860 - 1913) ; composed by Willem Willeke.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Léon Valade (1854 - 1884) , no title, appears in Nocturnes, in Tragédie, no. 2, first published 1880 ; composed by Claude Achille Debussy.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856) , no title, appears in Neue Gedichte, in Verschiedene, in Tragödie, no. 2 [an adaptation] ; composed by Carl Banck, Heinrich Bellermann, Johann Hermann Berens, Heinrich Böie, Wilhelm Brauer, Reiner Bredemeyer, August Bungert, Ferruccio Busoni, G. A. Demidov, Felix Dreyschock, Gustav Eggers, Johann Wolfgang von Ehrenstein, Karl Heinrich Alfred Ehrlich, R. Fr. Engel, Gisbert Enzian, Richard Farber, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Gustav Flügel, Don Forsythe, Felix Gotthelf, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Albert Hartl, Hans Hermann, Julius Hey, Ferdinand von Hiller, Richard Hol, Otto R. Hübner, Ferdinand Hummel, Martin Jacobi, Peter Janssens, Louis Edgar Johns, Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, Bruno Oscar Klein, Carl Krill, Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, O. H. Lange, Johann Lewalter, Ernst Löwenberg, Gustav Mahler, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Julius Möllendorf, Tsuguji Murai, Carl Ernst Daniel Nicolai, Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, Aleksandr Alekseyevich Olenin, Thorvald Otterström, Josef Overath, Rudolf Philipp, Guido Ranach, Ture Rangström, Karl Rankl, Franz Ries, Eduard Rohde, Alfred Rose, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Louis Samson, Julius Schäffer, Ernst Schauss, Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen, Clara Schumann, née Wieck, Robert Schumann, Friedrich Siebmann, Johan August Söderman, Ernst Sperling, as Ernst Streben, Max Spicker, Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir, Julius Steenberg, Joseph Suder, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn, Usatov, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Max Wilhelm Karl Vogrich, Bruno Walter, Severin Warteresiewicz, Willem Willeke, Alexander Winterberger, Ernest Young.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Oskar Ulmer.
  • Also set in Japanese (日本語), a translation by Chuya Nakahara (1907 - 1937) ; composed by Tsuguji Murai.
  • Also set in Russian (Русский), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by A. Vessel.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Johan August Söderman.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Johan August Söderman.

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