by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Abendlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Sanft glänzt die Abendsonne
Auf diese stille Flur,
Und strahlet Ruh und Wonne
Auf jede Kreatur.
Sie zeichnet Licht und Schatten
Auf die beblümte Au;
Und auf den grünen Matten
Blitzt der krystallne Thau.

Hier in der Zephyrn Spiele
Beym frohen Vogelchor,
Hier steigen Hochgefühle
In meiner Brust empor.
Ich athme süße Freuden
Auf diesem Tempe1 ein,
Mich fliehen Gram und Leiden
Im milden Abendschein. 

Dir, der die Abendröthe
Am Himmel ausgespannt
Und süßes Nachtgeflöte
Auf diese Flur gesandt,
Dir sey dieß Herz geweihet,
Das reiner Dank durchglüht,
Es schlage noch erfreuet,
Wenn einst das Leben flieht.

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1 Tempe = Wonnegefilde (delightful realm)

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del capvespre", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondlied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Evening song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto della sera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-22 11:02:11
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Word count: 97

Canto della sera
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mite riluce il sole al tramonto
su questi prati silenti,
pace e gioia donando
agli esseri viventi.
Con luci e ombre dipinge
i pascoli ricoperti di fiori,
sui prati verdi si sparge
rugiada in cristallini fulgori.

Qui fra i trastulli di Zefiro
e il verso degli uccelli canori,
di gioia mi si colma l'animo,
felici si fanno i cuori.
Respiro piaceri soavi
in questa dimora santa,
Le pene si fanno lievi
nel sole che tramonta.

A te che spargi la luce
che si fa rossa là in alto,
e il canto della notte
diffondi in questo prato,
a te consacro il mio cuore,
che puro e grato arde forte,
possa così anche battere lieto,
al tempo della morte.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2011 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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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Text added to the website: 2011-11-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:41
Line count: 24
Word count: 118