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GUEST,Marcos 23 Feb 12 - 06:01 PM
GUEST,999 23 Feb 12 - 09:58 PM
Joe Offer 23 Feb 12 - 10:49 PM
Joe Offer 24 Feb 12 - 06:03 PM
Paul Burke 24 Feb 12 - 07:29 PM
GUEST,Marcos 25 Feb 12 - 08:04 AM
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michaelr 26 Feb 12 - 01:39 AM
Joe Offer 26 Feb 12 - 02:35 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 26 Feb 12 - 04:26 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Abendlied
From: GUEST,Marcos
Date: 23 Feb 12 - 06:01 PM

I'd like to know the original words of Abendlied, a folksong sung by Rita Streich on CD Volkslieder und Wiegenlieder (Deutsche Grammophon).
Thanks for helping.

Marcos


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: abendlied
From: GUEST,999
Date: 23 Feb 12 - 09:58 PM

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1574284/a/Rita+Stretch%3A+Folksongs+%26+Lullabies.htm


Second last from the bottom.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: abendlied
From: Joe Offer
Date: 23 Feb 12 - 10:49 PM

"Abendlied," of course, is a generic name for "lullaby" (literally "evening song") - so there are lots of songs titled "Abendlied." There's a recording of the Rita Streich "Abendlied" on MySpace. I plugged various phrases into google.de, and found nothing so far. I can't make out enough to do a transcription.

Anybody want to try? The first line is "Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht, und alles geht zur Ruh." ABC for the tune is here (click), also here (click). This page says the song is by by D. H. Engel , "Abendlied", op. 61, published 1874 [vocal duet with piano], Leipzig, Siegel

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Feb 12 - 06:03 PM

wefwesh


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Paul Burke
Date: 24 Feb 12 - 07:29 PM

Oi bugger mir weh, your man neunzen hundert neunzig odd hat rechts, if kids didn't want to sleep after that, they had to be gluttons for punishment.


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: GUEST,Marcos
Date: 25 Feb 12 - 08:04 AM

Thank you, 999
Joe: How resourceful and helpful you are. Thank you. I can read German(after a fashion at least) but I am not familiar with the spoken/sung language. I make out other words or lines: in deinem Schutze schlafen wir, im schonen Morgenschein... but even with these additional words I can make no advance in research. I hope more experienced ears come to help us.
Marcos
PS. Don´t you think that Wiegenlied(Wiege, cradle) translates better lullaby? The Abendlied, as far as I know, is usually a prayer(Gebet).
Marcos


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Feb 12 - 03:53 PM

Hi, Marcos - Yes, "Wiegenlied" is the standard German word for "lullaby" - but I would think that in most cases, "lullaby" is also a good translation for "Abendlied."

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: michaelr
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 01:39 AM

Thank you, Paul Burke, for posting useless gibberish on yet another thread.


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 02:35 AM

Now, Michael, take it easy. Paul actually has a point (and his post serves to refresh the thread) - I can't see falling to sleep to a lullaby/evening song sung by an operatic soprano.

I suppose this song fits into the category of "Lieder" (art songs), rather than a functional lullaby. Still and all, wouldn't somebody like to do a transcription?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 04:26 PM

Joe, Rita Streich was a 'light' opera singer, with a voice that was capable of popular and 'folk' song as well as the operatic 'tricks' (perhaps the best control of vibrato I have ever heard.

Try that recording sometime- Rita Streich- Volkslieder und Wiegenlieder.

Listen to her "Silent Night" on youtube. A clear voice with excellent diction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mky2Adob8c0
Or the old Japanese favorite, "Sakura."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?c=MCWJqtz0LE&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Reinhard
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 04:58 PM

Q, Abendlied is from the CD Volkslieder und Wiegenlieder that you recommend as the original poster already mentioned.

I would have transcribed the lyrics already but both the cduniverse as the myspace links point to a soundbite of just 30 seconds with less than two lines of text; I haven't found a complete version yet (except for buying the album, that is).


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 05:55 PM

Hi, Reinhard -
I think the MySpace clip is the full recording in the U.S. Too bad it's not that way all over the world.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 26 Feb 12 - 06:46 PM

I think my elder daughter has the recording- I used to have it but I can't find it. The recording is still available from some dealers, but has been discontinued. I'll ask her, and try to post, if no one comes up with it in the meantime.
(Not sure that it is the Engel song. My ears hear something about night)

Strange it doesn't come up in a google search if it is a folk song popular enough for that recording.


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Subject: RE: Req: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: keberoxu
Date: 04 Jan 18 - 04:43 PM

Too little, too late, I suppose, but there is this:

A song with the same opening words is in an online library book,
from an anthology published around 1900.
Perhaps it is the song the OP requested, I can't be certain.

ABENDLIED

Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht,
Und Alles geht zur Ruh';
Doch wenn auch matt mein Auge bricht,
Mein Vater, so wachst du!

In deinem Schutze schlafen wir
So sanft und ruhig ein,
Und wenn wir schlafen, kommt von dir
Uns Segen und Gedeih'n.

Was du uns gibst, ist Alles gut,
Drum sind wir voll Vertrau'n;
Wir werden unter deiner Hut
Den schönen Morgen schau'n.


No composer named (might in fact be Engel)
Author/poet is identified as
H. A. Zschiresche

Confirmed with
Musikalischer Hausschatz der Deutschen: eine Sammlung von über 1100 Liedern und Gesägen mit Singweisen und Klavierbegleitung. Neue, verbesserte und vermehrte Stereotyp-Ausgabe, elfte Auflage.

Leipzig: bibliographische Anstalt Adolph Schumann, 1901.
Song no. 236, page 142.


Finally,
regarding Abend "Evening"   (as opposed to Nacht "Night")
plus Lied "Song":

I'm surprised that nobody has thought of
the Liturgy of the Hours,
as in the Book of Common Prayer.
Remember "Vespers"?
also called "Evensong"?

In the liturgical schedule, would be followed by Compline.
Hope this helps.


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Subject: ADD: Abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 02:59 AM

Those are the lyrics exactly, keberoxu, except that the first two lines of each verse are repeated, thus:

ABENDLIED

Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht,
Und Alles geht zur Ruh';
Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht,
Und Alles geht zur Ruh';
Doch wenn auch matt mein Auge bricht,
Mein Vater, so wachst du!

In deinem Schutze schlafen wir
So sanft und ruhig ein,
In deinem Schutze schlafen wir
So sanft und ruhig ein,
Und wenn wir schlafen, kommt von dir
Uns Segen und Gedeih'n.

Was du uns gibst, ist Alles gut,
Drum sind wir voll Vertrau'n;
Was du uns gibst, ist Alles gut,
Drum sind wir voll Vertrau'n;
Wir werden unter deiner Hut
Den schönen Morgen schau'n.



The Streich recording is available at YouTube:

Thank you very much for posting the lyrics.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: abendlied - Verschwunden ist des Tages Licht
From: leeneia
Date: 05 Jan 18 - 11:10 AM

That's not a lullaby. It's a religious song of praise to God.


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