When to the sessions of sweet silent...
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time's waste:
Then can I drown an eye, unused to flow,
For precious friends hid in death's dateless night,
And weep afresh love's long since cancell'd woe,
And moan the expense of many a vanish'd sight:
Then can I grieve at grievances foregone,
And heavily from woe to woe tell o'er
The sad account of fore-bemoaned moan,
Which I new pay as if not paid before.
But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
All losses are restored and sorrows end.
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Sonnet XXX - "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought"", 2002 [high voice or medium voice and piano], from Five Sonnets, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968), "Sonnet XXX - When to the sessions", op. 125 (Shakespeare Sonnets), Heft 1 no. 4 (1944-7) [voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Leslie Crabtree (b. 1941), "Sonnet XXX", 2001 [voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by David Leo Diamond (1915 - 2005), "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought", 1964, published 1967 [high voice and piano], from We Two, no. 9, New York : Southern [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juliana Hall , "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought", 2000, first performed 2001 [baritone and piano], from Love's Pilgrimage -- 5 songs for Baritone and Piano, no. 4 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Alan Hovhaness (1911 - 2000), "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought", op. 31 no. 2 (1939), published 1942? [voice and piano], from 2 Shakespeare Sonnets, no. 2 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir (1848 - 1918), "When to the sessions of sweet silent thought", 1873-82, published 1887 [voice and piano], from Four Sonnets of Shakespeare, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Richard Simpson (1820 - 1876), "Sonnet XXX", 1864-5 [medium voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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