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Zu Golde ward die Welt; Zu lange traf Der Sonne süßer Strahl Das Blatt, den Zweig. Nun neig Dich, Welt hinab In Winterschlaf. Bald sinkt's von droben dir In flockigen Geweben Verschleiernd zu - Und bringt dir Ruh, O Welt, O dir, zu Gold geliebtes Leben, Ruh.
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- by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914), "Herbst", appears in Ein Sommer, Verse [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 Henk Bijvanck (1909 - 1969), "Zu Golde ward die Welt" [sung text not yet checked]
- by Willy Burkhard (1900 - 1955), "Herbst", op. 70 (Neun Lieder) no. 3 (1943/44) [ voice and piano ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Heinz Holliger (b. 1939), "Herbst", 1956/7 [ soprano and piano or orchestra ], from Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Christian Morgenstern, no. 6, Schott [sung text not yet checked]
- by Karl Horwitz, né Curt Horwitz (1884 - 1925), "Herbst", op. 9 no. 3, published <<1925 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Klaus Miehling , "Herbst", op. 172 no. 1 (2009) [ voice and piano ], from Vier Herbstlieder nach Christian Morgenstern, no. 1 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Wilhelm Petersen (1890 - 1957), "Herbst", op. 41 (Vier Lieder) no. 4 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ernest Vietor (flourished 1905-1930), "Herbst", op. 11 no. 12 (1933-4) [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Peter Palmer) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Automne", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Matthias Gräff-Schestag
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 14
Word count: 47
The world turned to gold; for too long the sun's sweet rays were striking leaf and branch. Now, world, bend down in winter sleep. Soon, from above, in tufted webs, a veil will descend on you -- and bring you peace, o world, o this life made gold by loving, peace.
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of Burkhard's title: "Autumn"
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2009 by Peter Palmer, (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 Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914), "Herbst", appears in Ein Sommer, Verse
This text was added to the website: 2009-12-03
Line count: 14
Word count: 50