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An die Sonne

by Franz Schubert

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An die Sonne
German source: Tiedge, Christoph

Königliche Morgensonne,
Sei gegrüsst in deiner Wonne, 
Hoch gegrüsst in deiner Pracht! 
Golden fliesst schon um die Hügel 
Dein Gewand; und das Geflügel 
Eines jeden Waldes wacht.

Alles fühlet deinen Segen;
Fluren singen dir entgegen,
Alles wird Zusammenklang:
Und du hörest gern die Chöre 
Froher Wälder, o so höre,
Hör’ auch meinen Lobgesang. 

To the Sun
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Regal morning sun,
I greet you in your rapture;
I welcome you in your splendour! 
Already your golden raiment 
drapes the hills,
and in every forest birds awaken.

Your blessing is felt by all;
the meadows sing to greet you;
all becomes harmonious.
And as you hear with delight the chorus 
of the happy forests, so too
hear my song of praise.

An die Sonne
German source: Tiedge, Christoph

To the Sun
English source: Richard Wigmore

Königliche Morgensonne,
Regal morning sun,
Sei gegrüsst in deiner Wonne, 
I greet you in your rapture;
Hoch gegrüsst in deiner Pracht! 
I welcome you in your splendour! 
Golden fliesst schon um die Hügel 
Already your golden raiment 
Dein Gewand; und das Geflügel 
drapes the hills,
Eines jeden Waldes wacht.
and in every forest birds awaken.

Alles fühlet deinen Segen;
Your blessing is felt by all;
Fluren singen dir entgegen,
the meadows sing to greet you;
Alles wird Zusammenklang:
all becomes harmonious.
Und du hörest gern die Chöre 
And as you hear with delight the chorus 
Froher Wälder, o so höre,
of the happy forests, so too
Hör’ auch meinen Lobgesang. 
hear my song of praise.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

Tiedge, Christoph

Christoph August Tiedge was a German poet. Tiedge was the eldest son of the rector of the Gelehrten Stadtschule in Gardelegen and his wife, and studied law in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. In 1788 he went to Halberstadt, acting for four years as secretary…

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