Wagner Lyrics for Soprano

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Book Title: Wagner Lyrics for Soprano
Editor: Carl Armbruster
Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company
Copyright: 1904

Google Books has a downloadable copy of Wagner Lyrics for Soprano.

Note that this volume includes two sets of Lieder.


  • Three Melodies (Trois Mélodies)
    • No. 1. Lullaby (Dors, mon enfant)
    • No. 2. The Rose (Mignonne)
    • No. 3. Waiting (Attente)
  • Five Poems (Fünf Gedichte)
    • No. 1. The Angel (Der Engel)
    • No. 2. Stand Still! (Stehe still!)
    • No. 3. In the Greenhouse (Im Treibhaus), Study for “Tristan und Isolde”
    • No. 4. Grief (Schmerzen)
    • No. 5. Dreams (Träume), Study for “Tristan und Isolde”
  • Rienzi
    • Song of the Messenger of Peace (Arie des Freidensboten), Act II, No. 1
  • Der fliegende Holländer
    • Spinning Song (Spinnerlied), Act II, No. 2
    • Senta’s Ballad (Senta’s Ballade), Act II, No. 3
  • Tannhäuser
    • Song of Venus (Gesang der Venus), Act I, Scene 2
    • The Shepherd’s Song (Lied des Hirtenknaben), Act I, Scene 3
    • Elizabeth’s Aria (Arie der Elisabeth), Act II, Scene 2
    • Elizabeth’s Prayer (Gebet der Elisabeth), Act III, Scene 1
  • Lohengrin
    • Elsa’s Dream (Elsa’s Traum), Act I, Scene 2
    • Elsa’s Song to the Breezes (Elsa’s Gesang an die Lüfte), Act II, Scene 2
    • Elsa’s Admonition to Ortrud (Elsa’s Ermahnung an Ortrud), Act II, Scene 2
    • Bridal Song (Brautlied), Act III, Scene 1
  • Tristan and Isolda (Tristan und Isolde)
    • Isolda’s Narrative to Brangaena (Isolde’s Erzählung an Brangäne), Act I, Scene 3
    • Barngaena’s Reply to Isolda (Brangäne’s Antwort an Isolde), Act I Scene 3
    • Tristan and Isolda’s Love Duet (Tristan und Isolde’s Liebesduett), Act II, Scene 2
    • Isolda’s Reply to Tristan (Isolde’s Antwort an Tristan), Act II, Scene 3
    • Isolda’s Love Death (Isolde’s Verklärung), Act III, Scene 3
  • The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
    • Eva’s Baptismal Verse (Eva’s Taufspruch), Act III, Scene 4
  • The Valkyr (Die Walküre)
    • Brünnhilde’s Appeal to Wotan (Brünnhilde’s Bitte an Wotan), Act III, Scene 3
  • Siegfried
    • Brünnhilde’s Appeal to Siegfried (Brünnhilde’s Bitte an Siegfried), Act III, Scene 3
  • The Dusk of the Gods (Götterdämmerung)
    • Brünnhilde’s Farewell to Siegfried (Brünnhilde’s Lebwohl an Siegfried), Prologue
  • Parsifal
    • Kundry’s Narrative (Kundry’s Erzählung), Act II, Scene 2

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