by Christian Konrad Schad (1821 - 1871)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Sommerruh
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!
Nachtigallenseelen tragen
Ihre weichen süßen Klagen
Sich aus dunkeln Lauben zu.
Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!

Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!
Klare Glockenklänge klingen
Aus der Lüfte lauen Schwingen
Von der mondumblitzten Fluh.
Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!

Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!
Welch ein Leben, himmlisch Weben!
Engel durch die Lüfte schweben
Ihrer blauen Heimat zu.
Sommerruh, wie schön bist du!

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La calma de l’estiu", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Zomertij", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Summer peace", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Paix d'été", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Margo Briessinck

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 15
Word count: 67

Summer peace
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Summer peace, how beautiful you are!
Nightingales' souls are singing
their soft and sweet laments
to each other from dark arbours.
Summer peace, how beautiful you are!

Summer peace, how beautiful you are!
Clear bells are ringing
on the gentle wings of the air
from the moonlit rock face.
Summer peace, how beautiful you are!

Summer peace, how beautiful you are!
What a life, heavenly weaving!
Angels are floating through the air
towards their azure home.
Summer peace, how beautiful you are!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2004 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-12
Line count: 15
Word count: 82