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Mein Gruss an den Mai

by Franz Schubert

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Mein Gruss an den Mai
German source: Kumpf, Johann ("Ermin")

Sie mir gegrüst, o Mai! mit deinem Blütenhimmel,
Mit deinem Lenz, mit deinem Freudenmeer;
Sie mir gegrüst, mit deinem Fröhlichen Gewimmel
Der neubelebten Wesen um mich her.

My Greeting to May
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Welcome, May, with your canopy of blossom,
with your spring, with your ocean of joy.
Welcome, with your happy swarm
of newly awakened creatures around me.

Mein Gruss an den Mai
German source: Kumpf, Johann ("Ermin")

My Greeting to May
English source: Richard Wigmore

Sie mir gegrüst, o Mai! mit deinem Blütenhimmel,
Welcome, May, with your canopy of blossom,
Mit deinem Lenz, mit deinem Freudenmeer;
with your spring, with your ocean of joy.
Sie mir gegrüst, mit deinem Fröhlichen Gewimmel
Welcome, with your happy swarm
Der neubelebten Wesen um mich her.
of newly awakened creatures around me.

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

Kumpf, Johann ("Ermin")

Kumpf was born in Klagenfurt, the son of a servant and a maid, both from the Upper Palatinate. Johann Gottfried attended high school and from 1799 studied medicine in Vienna. In 1804 he received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Pest.…

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