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Christbaum

Language: German

Wie schön geschmückt der festliche Raum!
Die Lichter funkeln am Weihnachtsbaum!
O fröhliche Zeit! o seliger Traum!

Die Mutter sitzt in der Kinder Kreis;
Nun schweiget alles auf ihr Geheiß:
Sie singet des Christkinds Lob und Preis.

Und rings, vom Weihnachtsbaum erhellt,
Ist schön in Bildern aufgestellt
Des heiligen Buches Palmenwelt.

Die Kinder schauen der Bilder Pracht,
Und haben wohl des Singen acht,
Das tönt so süß in der Weihenacht!

O glücklicher Kreis im festlichen Raum!
O goldne Lichter am Weihnachtsbaum!
O fröhliche Zeit! o seliger Traum!



Translation(s): ENG ITA ENG

Authorship

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

Set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ITA [text unavailable]
    * by Emma Lou Diemer (b. 1927) , "The Christmas tree", 1988, published 1991, first performed 1988 [SATB chorus and brass (three trumpets, three trombones) or piano], from A Feast for Christmas, no. 1, Charlene Archibeque Choral Series, Santa Barbara Music Publishing

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Christmas Tree", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "L'albero di Natale", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Christmas Tree

Language: English

 How prettily is the festive room adorned!
 The candles shimmer on the Christmas tree!
 O glad time! o blissful dream!
 
 Mother sits among her children;
 now everyone is silent at her command:
 she sings the Christ-child's praise and glory.
 
 And all around, illuminated by the Christmas tree,
 beautifully shown in pictures,
 is the palmy world of the Holy Book.
 
 The children gaze at the pictures' magnificence
 and pay close attention to the singing,
 that sounds so sweet on the eve of Christmas!
 
 O happy circle in a festive room!
 O golden candles on the Christmas tree!
 O glad time! o blissful dream!



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to English copyright © by Emily Ezust,


    (emily at lieder dot net)

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) student or faculty recital programs and free concerts, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/


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