Old song

December 19 2013

Brahms, Zwölf deutsche Volkslieder, WoO 35, no 9, Altes Volkslied. Amadeus-Chor, Nicol Matt. Words in a comment. Rembrandt, The Evangelist Matthew Inspired by the Angel, Louvre.

One Response to “Old song”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    How much of the tune is Brahms?

    Text at The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive:

    Verstohlen geht der Mond auf,
    Blau, blau Blümelein!
    Durch Silberwölkchen führt sein Lauf;
    Rosen im Tal, Mädel im Saal, o schönste Rosa!

    Er steigt die blaue Luft hindurch,
    Blau, blau Blümelein!
    Bis daß er scheint auf Löwenburg;
    Rosen im Tal, Mädel im Saal, o schönste Rosa!

    O schaue Mond durchs Fensterlein,
    Blau, blau Blümelein!
    Schön Trude lockt mit deinem Schein;
    Rosen im Tal, Mädel im Saal, o schönste Rosa!

    Und siehst du mich und siehst du sie,
    Blau, blau Blümelein!
    Zwei treu’re Herzen sahst du nie;
    Rosen im Tal, Mädel im Saal, o schönste Rosa!

    Translation by Sharon Krebs:

    Stealthily the moon rises,
    Blue, blue floweret!
    His pathway is through silvery clouds;
    Roses in the valley, girl in the hall, oh most beautiful Rosa!

    He climbs through the blue air,
    Blue, blue floweret!
    Until he shines upon Löwenburg;
    Roses in the valley, girl in the hall, oh most beautiful Rosa!

    Oh moon, look through the window;
    Blue, blue floweret!
    Beautiful Trudy is enticing [me] with your light;
    Roses in the valley, girl in the hall, oh most beautiful Rosa!

    And if you see me and if you see her,
    Blue, blue floweret!
    Two more true hearts you never saw;
    Roses in the valley, girl in the hall, oh most beautiful Rosa!


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