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Morgenlied

by Franz Schubert

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Morgenlied
German source: Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

Willkommen, rotes Morgenlicht!
Es grüsset dich mein Geist,
Der durch des Schlafes Hülle bricht,
Und seinen Schöpfer preis’t.

Willkommen, goldner Morgenstrahl,
Der schon den Berg begrüsst,
Und bald im stillen Quellental
Die kleine Blume küsst!

Morning Song
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Welcome, rosy light of morning!
My spirit greets you,
breaking through the veil of sleep
to praise its Creator.

Welcome, golden ray of morning,
which already greets the mountains,
and in the silent valley, by the stream,
will soon kiss the little flowers.

Morgenlied
German source: Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

Morning Song
English source: Richard Wigmore

Willkommen, rotes Morgenlicht!
Welcome, rosy light of morning!
Es grüsset dich mein Geist,
My spirit greets you,
Der durch des Schlafes Hülle bricht,
breaking through the veil of sleep
Und seinen Schöpfer preis’t.
to praise its Creator.

Willkommen, goldner Morgenstrahl,
Welcome, golden ray of morning,
Der schon den Berg begrüsst,
which already greets the mountains,
Und bald im stillen Quellental
and in the silent valley, by the stream,
Die kleine Blume küsst!
will soon kiss the little flowers.

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

Stolberg-Stolberg, Graf zu

Friedrich Leopold Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg, was a German poet, lawyer and translator born at Bramstedt in Holstein (then a part of Denmark). Friedrich Leopold belonged to a cadet branch of the Stolberg family. He was born the son of a Danish…

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