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.
This project is not funded. The REC Music Foundation has generously
given me server-space, but I have many costs in
maintaining and expanding the website. So if you find the information here useful,
please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated!
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.
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.
You can also shop for sheetmusic, CDs, and books here:
Classical Vocal Repertoire|