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 (fōks′lēt′, fôlks′-)
n. pl. volks·lie·der (-lē′dər)
A folk song.

[German : Volks, genitive of Volk, people (from Middle High German volc, from Old High German folc; see pelə- in Indo-European roots) + Lied, song; see lied.]
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n, pl -lieder (-liːdər)
(Music, other) a type of popular German folk song
[literally: folk song]
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n., pl. -lied•er (-ˌli dər)
a folk song.
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Einformig ist der Liebe Gram!: d'apres Heinrich Isaac, Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen; Brahms: Volkslied en canon pour voix de femmes, op.
Occasionally, the songs feature modified strophic form, such as Il m'aimait tant and Weimars Volkslied, but Liszt rarely repeats musical material without alteration--even when the vocal line reappears in another verse, the piano accompaniment differs.
Wolfgang Zeller, meanwhile, had also been the composer for the Nazi-era films Der zerbrochene Krug (The Broken Jug, 1937), Jud Suf (1940), and Immensee--Ein deutsches Volkslied (Immensee--A German Folk Song, 1943).
Bovendien kreeg hij van de dichteres Catharina van Rees een volkslied mee naar huis." (33)
In both cases, they formed part of the Das Volkslied in Osterreich (Folk Song in Austria) project, whose aim it was to map folk music culture throughout the entire former monarchy.
Dan Roodt (10) het vir die 'rangskikkings'-reeks in Kommas uit 'n boomzol (1980) (Figuur 6) die eerste versstrofe van die Die stem van Suid-Afrika opgeknip en herrangskik: 'tipografiese poesie, uitsluitend gerig op dit wat visueel mooi lyk, met die implikasie dat die Volkslied woorde op papier is waarmee jy kan doen wat jy wil' (Olivier 1980:38).
Robbins Landon has observed, it 'was the greatest piece of propaganda ever devised to hold together a people made nervous and uncertain by the French Revolution.' Above all, it bound together the head of the Habsburg dynasty with nation and people, being variously described as a 'national anthem' (Nationallied) and a 'song of the people' (Volkslied).
Die parodie (met die titel "Volkslied") op die vorige volkslied, "Die stem van Suid-Afrika", op bladsy 3 sluit daarby aan.
Laumane an der Akademie in Liepaja tatig; 32 Jahre hat sie im Institut fur lettische Sprache und Literatur der Lettischen Akademie der Wissenschaften gearbeitet.) Ein interessanter Blickwinkel ergibt sich aus der Tatsache, dass sie sogar lettische Folkloretexte, das Volkslied (Daina), Marchen und religose Aufzeichnungen einbezieht.
Although he wrote in a style close to the Volkslied, Brecht's relatively early death meant that he avoided some of the melancholy found in Benn's works.