by (Gottlob Ferdinand) Max(imilian) Gottfried von Schenkendorf (1783 - 1817) and sometimes misattributed to Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876)

Es zieht aus weiter Ferne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Es zieht aus weiter Ferne
Ein Lied zu euch [hinein]1,
Das klingt vom Weihnachtssterne
Und hellem Lichterschein,
Das klinget wohl auch leise
Von Treue manchen Tag,
Die [fremder]2 Lust und Weise
Sich nimmer schicken mag.

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Note: the Bruch score gives Simrock as the author; however, the text appears as the unnumbered prelude to three numbered Weihnachtslieder by Schenkendorf.
1 Bruch: "herein"
2 later editions of the poem have "fremde"

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Max Bruch (1838 - 1920), "Weihnachtsliedchen", subtitle: "Im Volkston", op. 60 (Neun Lieder für gemischten Chor) no. 8, published 1892 [SATB chorus a cappella], Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen's Verlag [
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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2009-11-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 35