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Twelve Quatrains from the Rubaiyat, Song cycle for soprano and oboe

Song Cycle by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022)

. Ah, my beloved [sung text not yet checked]

Ah, my Beloved, fill the Cup that clears
TO-DAY of past Regrets and future Fears:
To-morrow! Why, To-morrow I may be
Myself with Yesterday's Sev'n thousand Years.

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Set by by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022), 1963 [ soprano and oboe ], American Composers Alliance Inc. (BMI)
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

. And when like her [sung text not yet checked]

And when like her, oh Sáki, you shall pass 
Among the Guests Star-scatter'd on the Grass,
And in your joyous errand reach the spot 
Where I made One -- turn down an empty Glass!

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Set by by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022), 1963 [ soprano and oboe ], American Composers Alliance Inc. (BMI)
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

. Come fill the cup [sung text not yet checked]

Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling.
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To flutter -- and the Bird is on the wing!

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Set by by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022), 1963 [ soprano and oboe ], American Composers Alliance Inc. (BMI)
Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Johann Winkler

. Would but some winged angel [sung text not yet checked]

Would but some winged Angel ere too late
Arrest the yet unfolded Roll of Fate,
And make the stern Recorder otherwise
Enregister, or quite obliterate!

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Set by by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022), 1963 [ soprano and oboe ], American Composers Alliance Inc. (BMI)
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

. The wordly hope [sung text not yet checked]

The worldly hope men set their Hearts upon
Turns Ashes, or it prospers; and anon
Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty face,
Lighting a little hour or two -- [is]1 gone.

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Set by by Dorothy Rudd Moore (1940 - 2022), 1963 [ soprano and oboe ], American Composers Alliance Inc. (BMI)
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1 Fitzgerald has "was" in the second and third editions.

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
Total word count: 148