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The Seasons (CD)










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The recording, Jahreszeiten / The Seasons, is available only in German. The selections on the CD are listed below (with English translations). Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) includes German folk songs for spring, summer, winter, and fall, as well as the world premiere of the song "Wintertraum" by Steven Kimbrough and Erich Becht and the famous song "The Last Rose of Summer." The VMS recording can be ordered from  zappelmusic.morscher@eunet.at or Contact us.

Die Jahreszeiten / The Seasons


  1. Nun will der Lenz uns Grüßen / Spring wants to greet us;  text & music: traditional folk song

  2. Frühlingslieder Medley / Songs for Spring Medley

  3. Komm, lieber Mai und mache / Come, dear May, and make the trees green;  text: A. Overbeck; music: Wolfgang A. Mozart

  4.  Wie schön blüht uns der Maien / How lovely come the blooms of May;  traditional folksong


  1.  Jetzt kommt die fröhliche Sommerzeit / Happy summertime comes again; text: v1, traditional; vv. 2–4, Erich Becht, Thomas Kern-Niklaus

  2. Geh aus, mein Herz, und suche Freud! / Go forth, my heart, and seek joy! text: Paul Gerhardt; music: Thomas Harder

  3. Wo die Alpenrosen blüh’n / Where the Alpine roses bloom; text: traditional; music: Franz Abt

  4. Hab’ oft im Kreise der Lieben / Often in the circle of loved ones; text: Adalbert von Chamisso; music: Friedrich Silcher


  1. Bunt sind schon die Wälder / The woods are filled with color; Text: J. G. von Salis-Seewis; music: Johann Friedrich Reichard               

  2. Schwalbenlied / Song of the Swallows; text: Majestic; music: G. Kneip / Theo Rausch

  3. Des Sommers letzte Rose / The last rose of summer; text: Thomas Moore; music: John A. Stevenson/Friedrich von Flotow

  4. Auf der Heide Blühn die letzten Rosen / On the moor the last roses bloom; text: Bruno Balz; music: Robert Stolz


  1. Winterzeit, schöne Zeit / Wintertime, lovely time; text and music: Erich Becht, Thomas Kern-Niklaus, Peter Zentner, Gerhard Winkler, Fred Rauch

  2. Ein Wintertraum / A Winter Dream; text: Steven Kimbrough; music: Erich Becht

  3. Kurz ist der Mai / Maytime is short; text: Hermann Löns; music: Eduard Künnecke

  4. Der Winter ist ein rechter Mann / Winter is an upright man

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