Night song (Franz Wilhelm Abt)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-30)   CPDL #56450:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 91 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

German Title: Nachtlied (Dunkel ruht auf Wald und Haide)
English Title: Night song
Work: Sechs Gesänge für Sopran, Alt, Tenor u. Bass, Op. 498
Composer: Franz Wilhelm Abt
Lyricist: Otto Reinsdorfcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 12, no. 344
  2nd published: 1877 Leipzig: Siegel

Description: Translated from the German of Otto Reinsdorf by John Troutbeck.

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Original text and translations

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1  Darkness rests on wood and meadow,
Perfect peace now reigns supreme;
Yet, with half-forgotten sorrow,
Sings a bird, as in a dream.
Silent night, a gentle warning
To my soul is borne by thee;
I too feel, with blest foreboding,
There is peace awaiting me.

2  Peace, O peace! an eager longing
Fills my poor forsaken heart;
Up to heav'n I gaze, entreating,
While the tears unbidden start.
On my eyelids be thou falling,
Sweet repose, with friendly might,
Send thy dew once more to bless me,
Thou enchanting summer night.
Translation by John Troutbeck