Ruhetal, Op. 59, No. 5 (Felix Mendelssohn)

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  • (Posted 2001-03-21)  CPDL #02225:         
Editor: Pablo Rosario (submitted 2001-03-21).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 70 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: A4 page size, another version is available.
  • (Posted 1999-06-17)  CPDL #00250:        (Finale 1998)
Editor: Rafael Ornes (submitted 1999-06-17).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ruhethal (Op. 59, No. 5)
Work: Sechs Lieder, Op. 59
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn
Lyricist: Johann Ludwig Uhland

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

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

Composed 1843 March 4
First published: 1844 in Sechs Lieder, Op. 59, no. 5
    2nd published: 1868 in Sammlung von Volksgesängen für den gemischten Chor (Ignaz Heim), no. 210
    3rd published: 1923 in Chorbuch des „Sängerhain“ 1923- (Ernst Dahlke), p. 116

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wenn im letzten Abendstrahl gold'ne Wolkenberge steigen,
gold'ne Wolkenberge steigen und wie Alpen sich erzeigen,
frag ich oft mit Thränen:
liegt wohl zwischen jenen
mein ersehntes Ruhethal?
Liegt wohl dort mein ersehntes Ruhethal?

English.png English text

Valley of Rest
When in the final rays of evening
golden mountain clouds rise
like Alpen peaks on high,
I often ask sorrowfully:
Is my own final resting-place
among them?