Home that I love (Franz Wilhelm Abt)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-17)  CPDL #56663:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-01-17).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

German Title: O teure Heimat
English Title: Home that I love
Work: Sechs Gesänge für Sopran, Alt, Tenor u. Bass, Op. 498
Composer: Franz Wilhelm Abt
Lyricist: O. Welkercreate page

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1877 Leipzig: Siegel
  2nd published: 1879 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 12, no. 340

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at O teure Heimat (Anonymous).

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1  Scent-laden breezes through the flowers are blowing;
Solemnly veiling earth descends the night;
Still is the lake, the distant Alpine summits
Shine, glory-clad, in golden evening light.
O land of beauty, home that I love,
Never from thee will my heart's devotion rove.

2  Come, let us forth, this evening-time to honour;
Come to the vale, and wander hand in hand.
Let us to song the parting hours be giving;
Sweetly will echo sound along the strand.
O land of beauty, home that I love,
Never from thee will my heart's devotion rove.

3  Clear is the moon, the steep of heaven upclimbing,
Shining to greet us ere she seeks the west;
Down from the height there floats the voice of Alphorns,
Which call us all to welcome evening rest.
O land of beauty, home that I love,
Never from thee will my heart's devotion rove.
Translation by John Troutbeck