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Colombine (1912) Op. 21 no.2


Part of a series or song cycle:

Pierrot Lunaire (Op. 21)


Colombine

Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen,
Blühn in den Julinachten -
O brach ich eine nur!
Mein banges Leid zu lindern,
Such ich am dunklen Strome
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten,
Die weißen Wunderrosen.
Gestillt wär all mein Sehnen,
Dürft ich so märchenheimlich,
So selig leis - entblättern
Auf deine brauenen Haare
Des Mondlichts bleiche Blüten!

Columbine

The moonlight’s bleached white blossoms,
Those white amazing roses,
Bloom on this night in August,
O to pick one; to pick just one!
To ease my painful longing,
I search in darkening waters,
For moonlight’s bleached white blossoms,
Those white amazing roses.
I’d cease from all my yearning
If I could have my one wish –
O sweet delight! I’d scatter
Upon your lovely brown hair
The moonlight’s bleached white blossoms!

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Composer

Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg or Schönberg was an Austrian composer, music theorist, and painter. He was associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.


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