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Von allen Bergen nieder So fröhlich Grüßen schallt - Das ist der Frühling wieder, Der ruft zum grünen Wald! Ein Liedchen ist erklungen Herauf zum stillen Schloß - Dein Liebster hat's gesungen Der hebt Dich auf sein Roß. Wir reiten so geschwinde, Von allen Menschen weit. - Da rauscht die Luft so linde In Waldeseinsamkeit. Wohin? Im Mondenschimmer So bleich der Wald schon steht. - Leis rauscht die Nacht - frag' nimmer, Wo Lieb' zu Ende geht!
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- by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Der Bräutigam", appears in Gedichte, in 7. Romanzen [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), "Der Bräutigam", op. 44 (Zwölf Lieder und Romanzen für Frauenchor a capella oder mit willk. Pianofortebegleitung) no. 2 (1860), published 1867 [SSAA chorus a cappella? or with piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann [ sung text not verified ]
- by Georg Haeser (1865 - 1945), "Hochzeitsritt", op. 37 (Vier Lieder von Joseph von Eichendorff) no. 1, published [192-?]. [voice and piano ; or men's chorus ; or mixed chorus] [ sung text not verified ]
- by Wilhelm Killmayer (1927 - 2017), "Der Bräutigam", 1995, first performed 1997 [TTBB chorus a cappella], from ...wie in Welschland lau und blau... : Acht Chorlieder für Männerchor a cappella, no. 6, Mainz, Schott [ sung text not verified ]
- by Bruno Walter (1876 - 1962), "Der Bräutigam" [voice and piano], from Im Volkston, no. 3. [ sung text not verified ]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Kelly Dean Hansen) , "The bridegroom", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Le fiancé", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website: 2004-04-27
Line count: 16
Word count: 77
Down from all the mountaintops Sound such happy greetings - It is the return of spring That calls to the green forest! A little song rang out Up to the quiet castle - Your beloved has sung it, And he lifts you upon his steed. We ride so swiftly Far away from all the people. - The air rustles so gently In the solitude of the forest. To where? In the moonlight The forest is already pale. - The night murmurs softly - do not ask Where love goes to its end!
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2010 by Kelly Dean Hansen, (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 Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Der Bräutigam", appears in Gedichte, in 7. Romanzen
This text was added to the website: 2010-10-22
Line count: 16
Word count: 92