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Tenor-Solo: Johannis war gekommen, Der Erde Hochzeitstag, Wo sie als Braut am Herzen Des lieben Frühlings lag. Die stille Nacht umschleiert Den Schlummer der Natur. Das blasse Licht des Mondes Durchwandelt Hain und Flur. Die kleinen Blättchen schwirren Kaum hörbar in dem Baum, Um Schilf und Wasserblumen Schwebt Schlaf und Abendtraum. Alt-Solo: Was ist auf jener Wiese Für zauberischer Sang, Und unterm Frühlingsgrase Für wunderlicher Klang?
About the headline (FAQ)Note: refers to St. John's day, which is the 24th of June
- by Moritz Horn (1814 - 1874) [author's text not yet checked 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 Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856), "Johannis war gekommen", op. 112 no. 2, published 1852 [ solo voices, chorus, and piano ], from oratorio Der Rose Pilgerfahrt, no. 2, Leipzig, Kistner [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "St. John's Day had come", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2004-07-29
Line count: 18
Word count: 66
Tenor Solo: St. John's day had come, The wedding day of the world, When she [the world] lies like a bride On the bosom of beloved spring. The quiet night veils The slumber of nature. The pale light of the moon Wanders through the grove and fields. The little leaves are whirring Almost inaudibly in the tree. Around the reeds and waterlilies Waft sleep and evening dreams. Alto Solo: What magical singing Sounds on yonder meadow? And under the spring grasses What fantastical sounds?
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Sharon Krebs, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2009-05-14
Line count: 18
Word count: 84