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Morgenstimmung

by Hugo Wolf From Drei Gedichte von Reinick (1897)

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Morgenstimmung
German source: Robert Reinick

Bald ist der Nacht ein End’ gemacht,
Schon fühl’ ich Morgenlüfte wehen.
Der Herr, der spricht: »Es werde Licht!«
Da muss, was dunkel ist, vergehen.
Vom Himmelszelt durch alle Welt
Die Engel freudejauchzend fliegen;
Der Sonne Strahl durchflammt das All.
Herr, lass uns kämpfen, lass uns siegen!

Morning mood
English translation © Richard Stokes

Night will soon be over,
Already I feel morning breezes stir.
The Lord says: ‘Let there be light!’
Then all that’s dark must vanish. –
Angels flying across the world
Come down from the skies, singing with joy;
Sunlight blazes across the universe. –
Lord, let us fight, let us conquer!

Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Morgenstimmung
German source: Robert Reinick

Morning mood
English source: Richard Stokes

Bald ist der Nacht ein End’ gemacht,
Night will soon be over,
Schon fühl’ ich Morgenlüfte wehen.
Already I feel morning breezes stir.
Der Herr, der spricht: »Es werde Licht!«
The Lord says: ‘Let there be light!’
Da muss, was dunkel ist, vergehen.
Then all that’s dark must vanish. –
Vom Himmelszelt durch alle Welt
Angels flying across the world
Die Engel freudejauchzend fliegen;
Come down from the skies, singing with joy;
Der Sonne Strahl durchflammt das All.
Sunlight blazes across the universe. –
Herr, lass uns kämpfen, lass uns siegen!
Lord, let us fight, let us conquer!

Composer

Hugo Wolf

Hugo Filipp Jakob Wolf was born on 13 March 1860, the fourth of six surviving children, in Windischgraz, Styria, then part of the Austrian Empire. He was taught the piano and violin by his father at an early age and continued to study piano at the…

Poet

Robert Reinick

Robert Reinick was a German painter and poet, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. One of his poems, Dem Vaterland, was set to music by Hugo Wolf. Reinick was born in Danzig (Gdańsk) and died in Dresden. Taken from Wikipedia. To view…

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