Der Traum, Op. 146 No. 3 (Robert Schumann)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-17)  CPDL #57087:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-02-17).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In English.
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General Information

Title: Der Traum, Op. 146 No. 3
Composer: Robert Schumann
Lyricist: Ludwig Uhland

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

Languages: German, English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1880 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 13, no. 384
    2nd published: 1887

External websites:

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Im schönsten Garten wallten
zwei Buhlen Hnad in Hand,
zwei bleiche kranke Gestalten,
sie sassen im Blumenland.

Sie küssten sich auf die Wangen,
sie küssten sich auf den Mund,
sie hielten sich fest umschlungen,
sie wurden jung und gesund.

Zwei Glöcklein klangen helle,
der Traum verschwand zur Stund',
sie lag in der Klosterzelle,
er fern in Thurmes Grund.

English.png English translation

Through lovely gardens wandered
Two lovers hand in hand,
Two figures faded and ghastly,
They sat in the blooming land.

Each kissed the cheek of the other,
And lip to lip fondly clung;
They grew, in their close embraces,
Once more unfaded and young.

Two bells rang out their summons,
The dream was quickly o'er:
She lay in the convent chamber,
He, bound in a distant tower.

Translation by John Troutbeck