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I send my heart up to thee, all my heart In this my singing, For the stars help me, and the sea, and the sea bears part; The very night is clinging Closer to Venice' streets to leave one space Above me, whence thy face May light my joyous heart to thee, to thee its dwelling place.
About the headline (FAQ)Confirmed with The World’s Best Poetry, ed. by Bliss Carman, et al. Philadelphia: John D. Morris & Co., 1904; Bartleby.com, 2012. http://www.bartleby.com/360/2/248.html ; an excerpt from a longer poem titled "Love's power", subtitled "In a gondola" (the beginning).
- by Robert Browning (1812 - 1889), no title, appears in Bells and Pomegranates, first published 1842 [author's text checked 1 time 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 Harold Ayres , "I send my heart", 1936 [ high voice, piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Alice Barnett (1886 - 1975), "Serenade", published 1920 [ high voice and piano ], from In a gondola, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867 - 1944), "I send my heart up to thee", op. 44 (Three Browning Songs) no. 3, published 1900 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Gena Branscombe (1881 - 1977), "I send my heart up to thee", alternate title: "Serenade", published 1905 [ voice, piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Rupert Hughes (1872 - 1956), "A gondolier's song", published 1892 [ high voice, piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Daniel Protheroe (1866 - 1934), "I send my heart up to thee", published 1919 [ high voice and piano ], from Three Lyrics by Robert Browning [sung text not yet checked]
- by Latham True (1874 - 1945), "I send my heart up to thee", published 1932 [ high voice and piano ], from Lyrical Songs [sung text not yet checked]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Denise Ritter Bernardini) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 57
Io mando il mio cuore a te, tutto il mio cuore In questo mio canto, Per le stelle mi aiutano, e il mare, e il mare orsi parte; La sera stessa si aggrappa Più vicino a strade di Venezia 'a lasciare sullo spazio Sopra di me, dove il tuo volto Può illuminare il mio cuore gioioso a te, a te la sua dimora.
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- Translation from English to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2014 by Denise Ritter Bernardini, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
- a text in English by Robert Browning (1812 - 1889), no title, appears in Bells and Pomegranates, first published 1842
This text was added to the website: 2014-07-23
Line count: 7
Word count: 63