Your lovely hands, Your lovely tender hands! Reflections of what grace what heavenly joy predicted for the world in knowing you blest, as am I, and humbled by such ecstasy.
by Stanley Grill (b. 1953)
musical settings of poems by W. C. Williams for SSAA
1. Your Lovely Hands  [sung text checked 1 time]
2. When I Saw the Flowers  [sung text checked 1 time]
When I saw the flowers I was thunder-struck! You should not have been Tulips, Tulips, she said and smiled.
3. I Bought a New Bathing Suit  [sung text checked 1 time]
I bought a new bathing suit Just pants and a brassiere — I haven't shown it to my mother yet.
4. Better Than Flowers  [sung text checked 1 time]
Better than flowers is a view of yourself my darling I'm so glad you came I thought I should never see you again.
5. Song from "The Birth of Venus"  [sung text checked 1 time]
Come with us and play! See, we have breasts as women! From your tents by the sea Come play with us: it is forbidden! Come with us and play! Lo, bare, straight legs in the water! By our boats we stay, Then swimming away Come to us: it is forbidden! Come with us and play! See, we are tall as women! Our eyes are keen: Our hair is bright: Our voices speak outright: We revel in the sea's green! Come play: It is forbidden!