Jägerlied (1. Fassung) (Hugo Distler)

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  • (Posted 2022-08-14)  CPDL #70433:         
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2022-08-14).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 294 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition contains text in German and English (by Ed.) Modern notation.

General Information

Title: Jägerlied (1. Fassung)
Composer: Hugo Distler
Lyricist: Eduard Mörike
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SecularLied

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1939
Description: Short Lied, 2 verses. Originally published as 2 treble parts with alti divisi.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Zierlich ist des Vogels Tritt im Schnee,
Wenn er wandelt auf des Berges Höh:
Zierlicher schreibt Liebchens liebe Hand,
Schreibt ein Brieflein mir ins ferne Land'.

In die Lüfte hoch ein Reiher steigt,
Dahin weder Pfeil noch Kugel fleugt:
Tausendmal so hoch and so geschwind
Die Gedanken treuer Liebe sind.

English.png English translation

Dainty is the bird’s footprint on snow,
When to mountains high its wand’rings go.
Ha-la lee:
Daintier yet my sweetheart’s lovely hand
penning notes to me in far-off land.

The heron climbs high into the sky,
Neither shell nor arrow flies as high.
Speedier and higher still by far
The sweet thoughts and dreams of true love are.