by Heinrich Meibom (1638 - 1700)

Somne levis
Language: Latin 
Available translation(s): CAT
Somne levis! quanquam certissima mortis imago,
Consortem cupio te tamen esse tori.
Alma quies, optata, veni! nam sic sine vita
Vivere, quam suave est, sic sine morte mori!

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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):

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Julia von Bose , "To sleep", copyright © 1951 ; composed by Joseph Kaufer.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875) , "An den Schlaf" ; composed by Matti Borg, Hanns Eisler, Joseph Kaufer, Emil Kauffmann, Roger Matscheizik, Fritz Franz Schieri, Hugo Wolf.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la son", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 28