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Ihr lieben Vöglein, singt nur fort, So lang's vermag die kleine Brust! Singt von des Frühlings Herrlichkeit, Singt von des Frühlings Lieb' und Lust! Und sänget ihr auch ewig fort, Viel tausend Jahre Tag und Nacht, Ihr könntet singen nie genug! -- So schön hat Gott die Welt gemacht!
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- by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891), no title, appears in Amaranth, in Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 5, first published 1849 [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 Conrad (Eduard Reinhold) Ansorge (1862 - 1930), "Ihr lieben Vöglein, singt nur fort", op. 2 no. 5 [ voice and piano ], from Waldeslieder, no. 5 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Franz Paul Lachner (1803 - 1890), "Aus Amaranths Waldeslieder" [ voice and piano ], confirmed with a concert programme booklet [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Pauline Auguste Maria Pferdmenges (1872 - 1939), as Maria Pery, "Ihr lieben Vöglein, singst nur fort", op. 20 no. 2, published 1899 [ soprano and piano ], from Zwei Frühlingslieder für Sopran mit Pianofortebegleitung, no. 2, Mainz, Schott [sung text not yet checked]
- by František Pivoda (1824 - 1898), "Ihr lieben Vöglein", op. 8 no. 5, published 1854 [ alto or baritone and piano ], from Amaranths Waldeslieder, no. 5, Wien, Witzendorf [sung text not yet checked]
- by Bruno Schmidt , "Ihr lieben Vögelein", op. 11 (Drei Lieder für 1 mittlere Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 3, published 1884 [ medium voice and piano ], Berlin, Bahn [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: 48
Dear little birds, keep on singing, As long as your little chest is able! Sing of spring's splendour, Sing of spring's love and joy! And if you were to sing for ever, Day and night for many millennia, You could never sing enough! So beautiful did God make the world!
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Translations of title(s):
"Aus Amaranths Waldeslieder" = "From Amaranth's Songs of the Forest"
"Ihr lieben Vögelein" = "Dear little birds"
"Ihr lieben Vöglein" = "Dear little birds"
"Ihr lieben Vöglein, singst nur fort" = "Dear little birds, keep on singing"
"Ihr lieben Vöglein, singt nur fort" = "Dear little birds, keep on singing"
- 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. 5, first published 1849
This text was added to the website: 2020-12-05
Line count: 8
Word count: 50