The Lied and Art Song Texts Page

Welcome! The Lied and Art Song Texts Page is an archive of texts used in Lieder and other classical art songs (Kunstlieder, mélodies, canzoni, романсы, canciones, liederen, canções, sånger, laulua, piosenki, etc.) as well as in many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces. The collection currently indexes 49,176 vocal settings of 30,940 texts and includes 6,685 translations to English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages. The site has frequent updates.

Where to start?

The Introduction is a good place, or the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

You can also browse the collection by using the indexes by composer, text poet or author, first line, title, or language; or you can search for words or phrases. If you can't find what you're looking for, please feel free to make a request for the wishlist.

The following links to selected song texts will give you an idea of the type of information this website has to offer.

Quick search for names starting with [BETA]

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