Nights of music
Nights of music, nights of loving,
Lost too soon, remembered long.
When we went by moonlight roving,
Hearts all love and lips all song.
When this faithful lute recorded
All my spirit felt to thee;
And that smile the song rewarded,
Worth whole years of fame to me!
Nights of song, and nights of splendor,
Fill'd with joys too sweet to last.
Joys that, like the starlight tender,
While they shone, no shadow cast,
Thought all other happy hours
From my fading mem'ry fly,
OF the starlight of those bowers,
Not a beam, a leaf shall die!
Submitted by Barbara Miller
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by William Baines (1899 - 1922), "Nights of music", 1919. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Adolph Martin Foerster (1854 - 1927), "Nights of music", op. 53 no. 9. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Henry Théodore Pontet (1833 - 1902), "Nights of music", published 1878 [voice and piano], London [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by James Walter Wilson (b. 1922), "Nights of music", op. 40 no. ?, first performed 1970, orchestrated 1974 [soprano and piano], from Irish Songs [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Charles Wood (1866 - 1926), "Nights of music", published 1900 [SATB chorus a cappella], London: Novello [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
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