by Anton Weiß (1869 - 1940?)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Leise, leise, laßt uns singen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG
Leise, leise, laßt uns singen,
Still schon zieht der Mond die Bahn,
Sternlein süßen Gruß dir bringen.
Mög auch uns'rer zu dir dringen,
Stimmet d'rum ein Liedchen an:
Holde, erwache! Holde, erwache! 

Höre, höre uns're Weise,
Die der Zephir zu dir weht,
Die der Minne klingt zum Preise!
Öffne doch dein Fenster leise,
Unser zartes Liedchen fleht:
Holde, erwache! Holde, erwache! 

Leise, leise laßt uns singen,
Schlumm're sanft, wer schlummern will.
Möcht' es unserm Spiel gelingen,
Nur in ihren Traum zu klingen.
Laßt uns rufen, aber still:
Fanny, erwache! Fanny, erwache!

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Note: This is a text versified retroactively by Anton Weiß to Schubert's part song. His third stanza is the original text set by Schubert. The author of Schubert's original text is unknown.


Authorship

  • by Anton Weiß (1869 - 1940?), "Nächtliches Ständchen"

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

  • by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Ständchen", alternate title: "Leise, leise laßt uns singen", D 635 (c1819), published 1907 [ ttbb quartet ], attachment to Die Musik VI, Heft 7, ed. Mandyczewski; confirmed with Universal Edition, Chorreihe. U.E.12332, Copyright 1955 By Universal Edition Ltd., London. [sung text checked 1 time]

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nachtelijke serenade", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

This text was added to the website: 2010-02-27
Line count: 18
Word count: 91

Nachtelijke serenade
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Laat ons zachtjes, zachtjes zingen,
Stil volgt reeds de maan haar baan.
Sterren groeten stervelingen,
Mogen wij tot jou doordringen;
Hef daarom een liedje aan,
Hef daarom een liedje aan:
Liefje, word wakker, liefje, word wakker!
 
Hoor eens wat wij jou beloven,
Wat de wind naar jou toe draagt,
Waarmee wij de liefde loven!
Open zacht je raam daarboven,
Want ons tere liedje vraagt,
Want ons tere liedje vraagt:
Liefje, word wakker, liefje, word wakker!
 
Laat ons zacht nog één ding wagen:
Sluimer zacht wie sluim'ren wil.
Mocht er ons gezang in slagen,
Jou slechts dromend te behagen,
Laat ons roepen dan heel stil,
Laat ons roepen dan heel stil:
Liefje, word wakker, liefje, word wakker!

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Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2012 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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This text was added to the website: 2012-02-19
Line count: 21
Word count: 116