O happy fair! Your eyes are lode-stars and your tongue's sweet air More tuneable to lark than shepherd’s ear, When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear.
- by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), appears in Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Scene 1 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "O happy fair!", 2015, first performed 2016 [ counter-tenor and piano ], from O Mistress Mine -- 12 Songs for countertenor and piano on texts from plays by William Shakespeare, no. 2 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: David Sims [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2016-03-01
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