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Can you count the stars? Lullaby for 2 voices

World / Ethnic/German • 2016 • Lyricist: Wilhelm Hey • Alternative Title: Weißt du wie viel Sternlein stehen? Wiegenlied for 2 voices

Can you count the stars? Lullaby for 2 voices

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Seller Joan Yakkey
PDF, 458.1 Kb ID: SM-000244224 Upload date: 10 Apr 2016
Piano, Electric piano, Organ, Keyboard, Mixed choir: Soprano, Bass; Female choir: Soprano, Alto; Children’s choir: Soprano, Alto
Scored for
Accompanying piano, Duo, Choir
Type of score
Full score, Vocal score
E flat major
1 to 1 from 1
Joan Yakkey
Henry William Dulcken
Joan Yakkey
English, German, Italian
This is a quasi traditional setting of a famous German Lullaby (Wiegenlied) composed in 1837 and translated into both English and Italian. I found the melody and text in a few hymnals for use in church by/for children. The setting contains three stanzas with modulating tonalities, for two voices, children's - female or mixed - and a contemporary flowing keyboard accompaniment. It can also be performed by two soloists, Soprano and Alto, or Soprano and Bass. The pdf for download contains the full score, a page with the text in three languages and the vocal part for two voices in three languages. One can mix or choose the language at will.

Here is the first verse in each language:

Can you count the stars that brightly
Twinkle in the midnight sky?
Can you count the clouds, so lightly
O’er the meadows floating by?
God, the Lord, doth mark their number,
With His eyes that never slumber;
He hath made them every one,

Weißt du wie viel Sternlein stehen
An dem blauen Himmelszelt?
Weißt du wie viel Wolken gehen
Weithin über alle Welt?
Gott der Herr hat sie gezählet;
Dass ihm auch nicht eines fehlet
An der ganzen großen Zahl,

Nella notte quante stelle
là nel cielo sai contar?
Quante nube così belle
nell’azzurro vedi passar?
Tutto il moto del creato
Il Signore l’ha pensato
per la grande armonia
con l’immenso Suo amor.
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