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Ich ruhe still im hohen grünen Gras Und sende lange meinen Blick nach oben, Von Grillen rings umschwirrt ohn Unterlaß, Von Himmelsbläue wundersam umwoben. [Und schönen weiße]1 Wolken ziehn dahin Durchs tiefe Blau, wie schöne stille Träume; Mir ist, als ob ich längst gestorben bin Und ziehe selig mit durch ew'ge Räume.
1 Brahms, Ives: "Die schönen weißen"
- by Hermann Allmers (1821 - 1902), Bremen, first published 1860 [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 Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Feldeinsamkeit", op. 86 (Sechs Lieder) no. 2 (1879?) [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Charles Edward Ives (1874 - 1954), "Feldeinsamkeit", 1900, also set in English [ sung text checked 1 time]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Henry Grafton Chapman (1860 - 1913) CAT DUT FRE FRE ITA SPA ; composed by Charles Edward Ives.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , "Solitud al camp", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Eenzaam in het veld", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English [singable] (Henry Phillips Jr.) , "Field Solitude"
- ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Solitude in a field", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "In summer fields"
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Seul dans les champs", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) [singable] (Victor Wilder) , "Solitude champetre"
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Solitudine campestre", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 52
Riposo sereno nell'alta erba verde E a lungo resto a contemplare in alto, mi circonda incessante il cantare dei grilli, e il cielo tutto mi avvolge in una meraviglia azzurra. Corrono candide e belle le nuvole Nell'azzurro profondo, come bei sogni sereni; Mi sembra di essere morto da tempo E di vagare beato negli spazi eterni.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2008 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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 Hermann Allmers (1821 - 1902), Bremen, first published 1860
This text was added to the website: 2008-10-27
Line count: 8
Word count: 56