of these articles treats the song as sung music piece. For the song in the literature see epische seal.

The term song (v. althochdt.: liod singing) designates a sung music piece, from several directly built gereimten Strophen ora out-composed varying melody for each Strophe exists. The song represents the ursprünglichste and simplest form of the lyric poetry . In the song the human feeling in its tendencies and relations finds a pure and intensive expression possibility.

A song can of oneindividual singer, a soloist, an ensemble, a choir (A cappella) or accompanied by music instruments to be spoken.

The song is characterised by a simple and closed arrangement. Also ways of the Ballade or the speech singing countto the kind song.

see also


  • Eric Achermann, Guido Naschert(Hrsg.): Catalog of themes “Songs”. In:Reports of the German Germanistenverbandes 52. Jg., number 2 (2005).
  • Werner putrid pass: Skirt Pop Beat Folk. Bases of the text music analysis. Tübingen 1978.
  • Karl Riha: Moritat, Bänkelsong, Protestballade. Kabarett lyric poetry and engaged song in Germany. 2. Aufl. Frankfurt A. M. 1979.

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