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Waldvögelein! Wie singst du heut' So [herziglieb]1, wie nie zuvor! Möcht' fliegen ja vor lauter Freud' Ein Vöglein hoch zu Gott empor! Hast du denn auch heut' über Nacht Dein Frühlingslieb im Traum gesehn? Waldvögelein gieb du nur Acht! Mit dir und mir wird was geschehn!
A. Bruckner sets stanza 1
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1 Bruckner: "herzlichlieb"
- by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), no title, appears in Amaranth, in Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 2, first published 1849 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Conrad (Eduard Reinhold) Ansorge (1862 - 1930), "Waldvögelein!", op. 2 no. 2 [ voice and piano ], from Waldeslieder, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Carl Attenhofer (1837 - 1914), "Juchhe", op. 17 (Zwölf zwei- und dreistimmigen Kinderlieder) no. 7, published 1876 [ children's chorus a cappella ], Zürich, Hug [sung text not yet checked]
- by (Johann Gottfried) Heinrich Bellermann (1832 - 1903), "Waldvögelein", op. 5 (6 Lieder) no. 3, published 1861 [ voice and piano ], Berlin, Bahn  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Julius Janssen , "Waldvöglein", published 1884 [ voice and piano ], from Vier Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte, no. 4, Kassel, Voigt [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hermann Linke , "Waldvöglein", op. 3 (Zwanzig Lieder meist im Volkston) no. 1, published 1876 [ voice and piano ], Leipzig, Kahnt [sung text not yet checked]
- by František Pivoda (1824 - 1898), "Waldvögelein!", op. 8 no. 2, published 1854 [ alto or baritone and piano ], from Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 2, Wien, Witzendorf [sung text not yet checked]
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- by (Joseph) Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896), "Amaranths Waldeslieder", published 1902, in the magazine Die Musik
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- Also set in French (Français), a translation by Marc Legrand (1865 - 1908) ; composed by Jules Massenet.
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- ENG English (David Arkell) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-14
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Little forest bird! You sing today with such loving sweetness as never before! In sheer delight a little bird might even Fly up high to God! So did you also see today Your spring lover in a dream at night? Just be careful, little forest bird! Something will happen with you and me!
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Translations of title(s):
"Juchhe" = "Hurrah"
"Waldvögelein!" = "Little forest bird!"
"Waldvöglein" = "Little forest bird"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by David Arkell, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), no title, appears in Amaranth, in Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 2, first published 1849
This text was added to the website: 2020-12-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 53