Sweet sounds, oh, beautiful music, do not cease! [ ... ]
Three Sonnets for Voice, Viola and Piano
Song Cycle by John Woods Duke (1899 - 1984)
1. Sweet sounds, o beautiful music  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), "On hearing a Symphony of Beethoven", appears in The Buck in the Snow, first published 1928, copyright © [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Beim Anhören einer Beethoven Symphonie", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
2. Time does not bring relief  [sung text not yet checked]
Time does not bring relief: you all have lied Who told me time would ease me of my pain! I miss him in the weeping of the rain: I want him at the shrinking of the tide; The old snows melt from ev'ry mountain side, And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane; But last year's bitter loving must remain Heaped on my heart and my old thoughts abide. There are a hundred places where I fear To go, so with his memory they brim. And entering with relief some quiet place where never fell his foot or shone his face. I say "There is no mem'ry of him here," And so stand stricken, so remembering him.
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), appears in Renascence and Other Poems, in Sonnets, no. 2, first published 1917 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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3. Thou famished grave  [sung text not yet checked]
Thou famished grave, I will not fill thee yet [ ... ]
- by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950), "Sonnet", first published 1938, copyright © [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]