Grieg, “Solvejgs Lied” (Solveig’s Song”)

 

 

Posted here are three renditions (versions) of Edvard Grieg’s “Solveig’s Song”:

 

 

 

soloist (soprano with piano)

 

 

 

soprano with orchestra

 

 

 

piano solo

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   June 2018

 

 

 

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LYRICS

 

 

Solvejgs Lied

Kanske vil der gå både Vinter og Vår
Og naeste Sommer med, op det hele År
Men engang vil du komme, det ved jeg visst.
Her skal jeg nok vente, for det lovte jeg sidst.

Gud styrke dig, hvor du i Verden går
Gud glaede dig, hvis du for hans fodskammel står
Her skal jeg vente till du komme igjen
Og vente du hisst oppe, vi traeffes der, min Ven!

 

 

Solveig’s Song

 

Perhaps there will go both winter and spring,
And next summer also and the whole year,
But onetime you will come, I know this for sure,
And I shall surely wait for I promised that last.

God strengthen you where you go in the world,
God give you joy if you before his footstool stand,
Here shall I wait until you come again,
And if you wait above, we’ll meet there again, my friend!

About Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith is a writer and independent scholar based in New York City. His experience includes freelance writing and editing, business writing, book reviewing, and the teaching of writing and literature as an adjunct professor. Mr. Smith's interests include personal essays and opinion pieces; American and world literature; culture, especially books and reading; classical music; current issues that involve social, moral, and philosophical views; and experiences of daily living from a ground level perspective. Besides (1) rogersgleanings.com, a personal site, he also hosts websites devoted to (2) the author Theodore Dreiser and (3) to the sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim A. Sorokin.
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