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Ellens Gesang II (1825) D838

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Sieben Gesänge aus Walter Scotts ‘Fräulein vom See’ (D837)

Ellens Gesang II

Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken,
Träume nicht, wenn Sonn’ erwacht,
Dass Jagdhörner dich erwecken.
Schlaf! der Hirsch ruht in der Höhle,
Bei dir sind die Hunde wach,
Schlaf, nicht quäl’ es deine Seele,
Dass dein edles Ross erlag.
Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd!
Weicher Schlummer soll dich decken;
Wenn der junge Tag erwacht,
Wird kein Jägerhorn dich wecken.

Ellen's Song II

Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
do not dream that when the sun rises
hunting horns shall wake you:
Sleep! The stag rests in his den,
your hounds lie awake beside you;
sleep! Let it not torment your soul
that your noble steed has perished.
Huntsman, rest from the chase!
Gentle slumber shall cover you;
when the new day dawns
no hunting horn shall wake you.
Translations by Richard Wigmore first published by Gollancz and reprinted in the Hyperion Schubert Song Edition

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Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

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