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Songs for Leontyne

Word count: 511

Song Cycle by Lee Hoiby (1926 - 2011)

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1. The doe [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

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Through the snow
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2. Evening [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

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Evening, when the measure skips a beat
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3. Autumn [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926), "Herbst", appears in Das Buch der Bilder, first published 1920 FRE ITA POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Elizabeth R. Austin, Gary Bachlund, Henk Badings, Conrad Beck, Albert Ernst Anton Becker, Ferenc Farkas, Wim Franken, Robert Fürstenthal, Hans Gál, Franz Krause, Ignace Lilien, Léon Orthel, Siegmund Schmidt, Peter Visser. Go to the text.

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The leaves are falling, falling down
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4. Winter song [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

Translation(s): FRE

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'hiver", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


The browns, the olives, and the yellows died,
And were swept up to heaven; where they glowed
Each dawn and set of sun till Christmastide,
And when the land lay pale for them, pale-snowed,
Fell back, and down the snow-drifts flamed and flowed.

From off your face, into the winds of winter,
The sun-brown and the summer-gold are blowing;
But they shall gleam with spiritual glinter,
When paler beauty on your brows falls snowing,
And through those snows my looks shall be soft-going.


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5. In the wand of the wind [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: English

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This was the day the trees turned silver
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6. The serpent [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

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There was a Serpent who had to sing
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