Nacht und Träume (Franz Schubert)

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Editor: David Newman (submitted 2008-08-01).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Both German and English lyrics. Editions in A and in original B Major.

General Information

Title: Nacht und Träume, Op. 43, No. 2, D. 827
Composer: Franz Schubert
Lyricist: Matthäus von Collin (1779-1824)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: low, or medium
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1825 (1822?)

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Heil’ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder;
Nieder wallen auch die Träume
Wie dein Mondlicht durch die Räume,
Durch der Menschen stille Brust.
Die belauschen sie mit Lust;
Rufen, wenn der Tag erwacht:
Kehre wieder, heil’ge Nacht!
Holde Träume, kehret wieder!

English.png English translation

Holy night, you sink down;
The dreams flow down, too,
Like your moonlight through the rooms,
Through the people's silent chests.
They listen softly with desire;
They call, when day awakens:
Come back, holy night!
Sweet dreams, come back!