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On Wings of Song (Mendelssohn)

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"'On Wings of Song'" (German: "Auf Flgeln des Gesanges") is a piece by Felix Mendelssohn, the second of his "six songs for voice and piano" (Opus 34-2, 1834). It is a setting of the poem Auf Flgeln des Gesanges by the German Romantic poet Heinrich Heine published in his 'Buch der Lieder' in 1827.[http://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=7567 "On Wings of Song", German text and a straight translation in the Lied Archives]


Franz Liszt arranged "On Wings of Song" for solo piano (S. 547).

The song has been translated into other languages and has been adopted in school music textbooks all over the world.

The song "Till My Love Comes to Me" (Paul Francis Webster), based on Mendelssohn's "On Wings of Song", sung by Doris Day, is included in the album 'Young at Heart'.


Category:1834 songs

Category:German songs

Category:Musical settings of poems by Heinrich Heine

Category:Compositions by Felix Mendelssohn

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