Ample make this Bed
Ample make this Bed --
Make this Bed with Awe --
In it wait till Judgment break
Excellent and Fair.
Be its Mattress straight --
Be its Pillow round --
Let no Sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this Ground --
Translation(s): FRE GER ITA
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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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "No sunrise", 1960-70. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Arthur Farwell (1872 - 1952), "Ample make this bed", op. 108 (Ten Emily Dickinson Songs) no. 7. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Daron Aric Hagen (b. 1961), "Ample make this bed", 1989 [voice and piano], from Love in a Life, no. 3. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Jake Heggie (b. 1961), "Ample make this bed", 2000, first performed 2000 [soprano and piano], from How Well I Knew the Light, no. 1. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Brian Holmes (b. 1946), "Ample make this bed" [soprano, chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra], from Amherst Requiem, no. 6. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Michael M. Horvit (b. 1932), "Ample make this bed", published 1970 [soprano and piano], from Three Songs of Elegy [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Ulysses Simpson Kay (1917 - 1995), "Ample make this bed", published 1964 [SSA chorus and piano], from Emily Dickinson Set [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by David Leisner (b. 1958), "Ample make this Bed", 1986 [voice and piano or guitar], from Confiding, no. 2. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Rendi spazioso questo letto", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Fais ce lit Ample
Language: French (Français) after the English
Fais ce lit Ample --
Fais ce Lit avec Crainte et Respect --
Dedans attends jusqu'à l'interruption du Jugement
Excellent et Juste.
Que son Matelas soit plat --
Que son Oreiller soit rond --
Qu'aucun bruit jaune de Soleil
Ne gêne cet endroit.
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- Translation from English to French (Français) copyright © 2009 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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- a text in English by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1891 GER ITA
- This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Ernst Bacon, Arthur Farwell, Daron Aric Hagen, Jake Heggie, Brian Holmes, Michael M. Horvit, Ulysses Simpson Kay, David Leisner. Go to the text.
Text added to the website: 2009-12-14.
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