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Die Nacht

Language: German

Die Abendglocken rufen
das weite Tal zur Ruh,
die Herden von den Bergen,
sie ziehn dem Dörfchen zu.
Welch feierliches Schweigen,
die Blumen fromm sich neigen,
sie kommt in ihrer Pracht, 
die stille Nacht.

Da schmücket sich der Himmel
mit Sternen groß und klein,
da kommt der Mond gezogen
in hellem Demantschein.
Wohin ich immer spähe,
fühlt alles deine Nähe,
fühlt alles deine Macht,
o stille Nacht!


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

    * by Franz Wilhelm Abt (1819 - 1885) , "Die Nacht", op. 186 (Lieder und Chöre für 3 Frauenstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 3, published 1862 [vocal trio of female voices or three-part women's chorus and piano], Offenbach, André [
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    * by Hans Huber (1852 - 1921) , "Die Nacht", op. 93 (Vier Gesänge für gemischten Chor mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 1, published 1886 [mixed chorus and piano], Leipzig, Rieter-Biedermann ; note: Musikalisches Wochenblatt, Volume 17 indicates the poet is Uhland but no poem of his has been discovered yet with this incipit [
     text not verified 
    * by Hermann Müller (1841 - 1907) , "Die Nacht", op. 2 (Vier Lieder für 1 hohe Stimme mit Pianofortebegleitung) no. 1, published 1879 [high voice and piano], Hamburg, Hoffmann [
     text not verified 

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