by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Warum doch erschallen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Warum doch erschallen
himmelwärts die Lieder?
Zögen gerne nieder
Sterne, die droben
Blinken und wallen,
Zögen sich Lunas
Lieblich Umarmen,
Zögen die warmen,
Wonnigen Tage
Seliger Götter
Gern uns herab!

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Why then do songs resound heavenwards?", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Pourquoi", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Pourquoi
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Pourquoi donc résonneraient
Les chants vers le ciel ?
Ils attireraient avec plaisir vers le bas
Les étoiles, qui là-haut
Brillent et flottent,
Ils attireraient de la lune
Les aimables embrassements,
Ils attireraient les doux
Jours délicieux
Des dieux bénis,
Qu'ils descendent vers nous !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2011 by Guy Laffaille, (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.
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