(Nor for you, for one alone
(Nor for you, for one alone,
Blossoms and branches green to coffins all I bring,
For fresh as the morning, thus would I chant a song for you O sane and sacred death.
All over bouquets of roses,
O death, I cover you with roses and early lilies,
But mostly and now the lilac that blooms the first,
[Copious I break, I break the sprigs from the bushes,]1
With loaded arms I come, pouring for you,
For you and the coffins all of you, O death.)
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- by Paul Hindemith (1895 - 1963), "Over the breast of the spring, the land, amid cities
" [baritone, mezzo-soprano, chorus and orchestra], from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 3..
- by Roger Sessions (1896 - 1985), "Over the breast of the spring, the land, amid cities
", from the cantata When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd, no. 2..
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