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Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu, Daß nie du kömmst mit leerer Hand! -- Du bringst dem Baume Blätter neu, Dem Blümlein farbiges Gewand! Du bringst das Lied dem Vögelein, Durch dich so blau der Himmel lacht! Du bringst der Welt den Sonnenschein, -- Was hast du mir denn mitgebracht?
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- by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), no title, appears in Amaranth, in Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 1, first published 1849 [author's text checked 2 times 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), "Wie bist du, Frühling, gut und treu ", op. 2 no. 1 [ voice and piano ], from Waldeslieder, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ludwig (or Louis) von Hirschfeld , "Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu", op. 7 no. 1, published 1876 [ medium voice and piano ], from Amaranth's Waldeslieder für 1 Mittelstime mit Pianoforte, no. 1, Köln, P.J. Tonger [sung text not yet checked]
- by Louise Langhans-Japha (1826 - 1910), "Amaranth's Waldeslied", op. 30 (Drei Lieder für 1 Singstimme und Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2, published 1893 [ voice and piano ], Leipzig, Schuberth & Co. [sung text not yet checked]
- by František Pivoda (1824 - 1898), "Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu ", op. 8 no. 1, published 1854 [ alto or baritone and piano ], from Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 1, Wien, Witzendorf [sung text not yet checked]
- by Louis Schubert (1828 - 1884), "Im Frühling", op. 26 (Drei zweistimmige Lieder mit Begleitung des Pianoforte) no. 1, published 1870 [ vocal duet with piano ], Dresden, Hoffarth  [sung text not yet checked]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- 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: 2011-01-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 49
Springtime, how good and loyal you are, Never do you come empty-handed! You bring new leaves to the tree, To the little flower a colourful robe! You bring the song to the little bird, Because of you the sky beams so blue! You bring sunshine to the world, But what have you brought to me?
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Translations of title(s):
"Amaranth's Waldeslied" = "Amaranth's forest song"
"Im Frühling" = "In spring"
"Wie bist du Frühling gut und treu " = "Springtime, how good and loyal you are"
- 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. 1, first published 1849
This text was added to the website: 2020-12-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 55