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Schlaf! süßer Schlaf! obwohl dem Tod wie du nichts gleicht, auf diesem Lager doch willkommen heiß' ich dich! Denn ohne Leben so, wie lieblich lebt es sich! So weit vom Sterben, ach, wie stirbt es sich so leicht!
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- by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "An den Schlaf" [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 Hanns Eisler (1898 - 1962), "An den Schlaf", 1942, from Sonette Lieder, no. 9. [text verified 1 time]
- by Joseph Kaufer (1909 - 1990), "An den Schlaf", published 1951 [voice and piano], from Dover Beach and Other Songs, no. 14, Waukegan, Illinois: Lyric-Art, also set in English [text verified 1 time]
- by (Karl) Emil Kauffmann (1836 - 1909), "An den Schlaf", op. 11 (Vier Lieder) no. 3, published 1868 [low voice and piano], Stuttgart, Zumsteeg [text not verified]
- by Roger Matscheizik (b. 1960), "Somne levis", 1996-2002 [baritone or mezzo-soprano and organ], from Denk es, o Seele!, no. 2. [text not verified]
- by Fritz Schieri (b. 1922), "An den Schlaf", 1993. [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903), "An den Schlaf", from Mörike-Lieder, no. 29. [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "To Sleep", copyright ©
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Sonno mio dolce!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au sommeil", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Au sommeil", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Sommeil ! Doux sommeil ! Bien que rien ne ressemble autant que toi à la mort, sur cette couche je t'appelle pourtant le bienvenu ! Ainsi, qu'il est agréable de vivre sans vivre ! Ah, comme il est facile de mourir, si loin de mourir !
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Stéphane Goldet and Pierre de Rosamel, (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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