WARNING! Not everything on this website is public domain.
It is ILLEGAL to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
And it is an EVEN WORSE OFFENSE to omit the names of authors / translators.

The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive

Leise Lieder

Language: German

Leise Lieder sing ich dir bei Nacht,
Lieder, die kein sterblich Ohr vernimmt,
Noch ein Stern, der etwa spähend wacht,
Noch der Mond, der still im Äther schwimmt;

Denen niemand als das eigne Herz,
Das [sie]1 träumt, in tiefer Wehmut lauscht,
Und an denen niemand als der Schmerz,
Der sie zeugt, sich kummervoll berauscht.

Leise Lieder sing ich dir bei Nacht,
Dir, in deren Aug mein Sinn versank,
Und aus dessen tiefem, [dunklen]2 Schacht,
Meine Seele [ewige]3 Sehnsucht trank.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Reger: "es"
2 Reger: "dunklem" (typo?)
3 Reger: "ew'ge"


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Soft songs I sing to you at night", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Chansons douces", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Notes about green, red, and white dots

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, it is supported financially by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Search sheetmusicplus.com for Art song , Lieder, chansons, or works for solo voice

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for art songs or choral works