When you and I behind the veil are past Oh, but the long, long while the World shall last -- Which of our Coming and Departure heeds As the Sea's self should heed a pebble-cast.
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- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 47 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Harrison Kerr (1897 - 1978), "When you and I", 1919, published 1975 [ baritone and piano ], from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, no. 3, NY : Conatus [sung text not yet checked]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Henry Houseley (1852? - 1925), "Part 5", published 1917 [ soli, chorus, orchestra ], from cantata Omar Khayyám, no. 5, New York : H. W. Gray
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Second Edition, no. 48, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 47, first published 1868 ; composed by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir, Benjamin Lambord, Liza Lehmann.
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This text was added to the website: 2020-07-10
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