Armida's Garden (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • CPDL #17054:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-06-01).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Armida's Garden
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Mary E. Coleridge

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1909

Description: English Lyrics Set 9 No. 5

  1. Three Aspects
  2. A Fairy town
  3. The Witches' Wood
  4. Whether I live
  5. Armida's Garden
  6. The maiden
  7. There


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Original text and translations

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There, in that other world, what waits for me ?
What shall I find after that other birth ?
No stormy, tossing, foaming, smiling sea,
But a new earth.

No sun to mark the changing of the days,
No slow, soft falling of the alternative night,
No moon, no star, no light upon my ways,
Only the Light.

No grey cathedral,
Wide and wondrous fair,
That I may tread
Where all my fathers trod.

Nay, nay, my soul,
No house of God is there,
But only God,
Only God.