In the moonlight (Joseph Joachim Raff)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-21)  CPDL #58733:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-05-21).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 102 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In English translation. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: In the moonlight
Composer: Joseph Joachim Raff
Lyricist: Franz Alfred Muth

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1884 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 17, no. 488
Description: Im Mondenglanz, Op.198, no.6

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Original text and translations

English.png English translation

On all the hills the moon is beaming,
With silver light the vales are gleaming.

So still, the ear but murmurs meeting
Of Spring some timely tale repeating,

So still, but flowers a whisper making,
So still a bird in the night yet waking,

He sings, he sings of love and longing,
While happy tears mine eyes are thronging.

Translation by John Troutbeck
German.png German text

Im Mondenglanz Die Berge flimmern,
In Silber ganz Die Thäler schimmern.

So still - nur weit Die Brunnen rauschen,
Die dieser Zeit Sich Mährchen tauschen.

So still - nur sacht Die Blumen flüstern,
Ein Vogel wacht Nun auf im Düstern.

Er schlägt - es klingt Voll Lieb' und Sehnen,
Mein Auge blinkt Von süßen Thränen.