4 English songs

Song Cycle by Juriaan Andriessen (1925 - 1996)

1. The honest fellow 

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  • by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

2. Ariette [sung text not yet checked]

As the moon's soft splendor 
O'er the faint, cold starlight of heaven
  Is thrown,
So thy voice most tender
To the strings without soul has given
  Its own.

The stars will awaken,
Though the moon sleep a full hour later
  Tonight: 
No leaf will be shaken
Whilst the dews of thy melody scatter
  Delight.

Though the sound overpowers,
Sing again, with thy sweet voice revealing
  A tone 
Of some world far from ours,
Where music and moonlight and feeling
  Are one.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CZE Czech (Čeština) (Jaroslav Vrchlický) , title 1: "Arie pro hudbu", title 2: "Paní, jež zpívala při průvodu kytary", Prague, J. Otto, first published 1901

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3. Aspatia's song [sung text not yet checked]

Lay a garland on my hearse,
  Of the dismal yew,
Maidens, willow branches [bear]1,
  Say I died true.

My love was false, but I was firm
  [From my hour of birth;]2
Upon my buried body lie
  Lightly, [gentle]3 earth.

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1 Pearsall, A. Taylor: "wear"
2 omitted by Pearsall and A. Taylor
3 Pearsall, A. Taylor: "thou gentle"

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

4. Julia 

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Total word count: 120