Difference between revisions of "Bright star (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)"

From ChoralWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Text replace - 'Tenor Solo' to 'Solo Tenor')
m (Text replace - ' ' to ' ')
Line 19: Line 19:
  
  
'''Description:''' Number 6 of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry's "English Lyrics" - Set 4
+
'''Description:''' Number 6 of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry's "English Lyrics" - Set 4
  
  
Line 29: Line 29:
  
  
:Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art —
+
:Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art —  
:Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
+
:Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,  
:And watching, with eternal lids apart,
+
:And watching, with eternal lids apart,  
:Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,
+
:Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,  
 
:The moving waters at their priestlike task
 
:The moving waters at their priestlike task
:Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
+
:Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,  
:Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask
+
:Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask  
:Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —
+
:Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —  
:No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
+
:No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,  
 
:Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
 
:Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
:To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
+
:To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,  
:Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
+
:Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,  
:Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
+
:Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,  
 
:And so live ever — or else swoon to death.
 
:And so live ever — or else swoon to death.
 
<br>
 
<br>

Revision as of 09:08, 7 February 2012

Music files

L E G E N D Disclaimer How to download
ICON SOURCE
File details.gif File details
Question.gif Help


Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-07-08).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: File Sizes: PDF: 76 KB, MIDI: 12 KB, Sibelius 4: 46 KB.

General Information

Title: Bright Star
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: John Keats (1795-1821)

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo Tenor
Genre: Secular, Art song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1896


Description: Number 6 of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry's "English Lyrics" - Set 4


External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text


Bright star! would I were steadfast as thou art —
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night,
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature’s patient sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —
No — yet still steadfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever — or else swoon to death.


Lyrics: John Keats (1795-1821) - The Poetical Works of John Keats - Published 1884.