Trumpeter. Lullaby. Text. WHO. wrote



Lullaby (1867) Op. 49 no.4


Georg Scherer

Slip 'under the deck'.
Tomorrow morning if God wants
You Christ Child's Tree:
Sleep now blissfully and sweetly,
Look in the dream’s paradise.


English Translation © Richard Stokes

Good evening, good night,
Covered with carnations,
Slip beneath the coverlet.
Tomorrow morning, if God wills,
You shall be woken again.
Good evening, good night,
In your dreams, they'll show you
Sleep sweetly now and blissfully,
Behold Paradise in your dreams.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 - 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna.

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many.

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