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Using our Texts and Translations

We hope that you find our texts and translations useful.

If you would like to use these texts and translations in a concert programme, we would be very grateful if you would consider making a donation for the use of our texts, especially if you are a professional promoter where there is a charge for the programme.
We usually suggest a contribution of £5 per song.

As we are continually looking to expand our song texts database, a contribution is always greatly appreciated.

We kindly ask that the following copyright information is included when using our texts and translations:


For translations by Richard Stokes:
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder, published by Faber, provided courtesy of Oxford Lieder (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk)


For translations by Richard Wigmore:
Translation © Richard Wigmore, author of Schubert: The Complete Song Texts, published by Schirmer Books,
provided courtesy of Oxford Lieder (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk)


For other texts and translations:
Text and translation provided courtesy of Oxford Lieder (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk)



If you are a student, you are welcome to use our texts for free, with the appropriate copyright information.

If you would like to use our texts and translations in a CD sleeve, book or any publication other than a concert programme, please get in touch at [email protected].