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This heart that flutters near my heart My hope and all my riches is, Unhappy when we draw apart And happy between kiss and kiss; My hope and all my riches - yes! - And all my happiness. For there, as in some mossy nest The wrens will divers treasures keep, I laid those treasures I possessed Ere that mine eyes had learned to weep. Shall we not be as wise as they Though love live but a day?
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- by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Chamber Music, no. 23, first published 1907 [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 David Arditti (b. 1964), "This heart that flutters near my heart", op. 20 no. 14 (1998) [tenor and string quartet], from Chamber Music, no. 14. [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Joan Ferris , "This heart that flutters near my heart", published 1967 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Six Songs [ sung text not verified ]
- by Ross Lee Finney (1906 - 1997), "This heart that flutters near my heart", 1952, published 1985, first performed 1975 [voice and piano], from Chamber Music, no. 23, Henmar Press [ sung text not verified ]
- by Ben Moore (b. 1960), "This heart that flutters" [voice and piano], from 14 Songs, no. 11, G. Schirmer [ sung text not verified ]
- by Rick Sowash (b. 1950), "This heart that flutters near my heart", 1998 [mezzo-soprano, viola, clarinet, flute, and piano], from Along the River, no. 5. [ sung text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfredo García) , "Este corazón que late junto al mío", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Este corazón que late junto al mío es mí esperanza y toda mi riqueza, infeliz cuando nos alejarnos y feliz entre beso y beso; mi esperanza y toda mi riqueza ¡sí! y toda mi felicidad. Porque ahí, al igual que en un nido musgoso guardan los pájaros tesoros diversos, deposíté yo los tesoros que poseía antes de que mis ojos hubiesen aprendido a llorar. ¿No seremos tan sensatos como ellos aunque el arnor viva sólo un día?
- Translation from English to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2004 by Alfredo García, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.
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- a text in English by James Joyce (1882 - 1941), appears in Chamber Music, no. 23, first published 1907
Text added to the website: 2004-06-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
Line count: 12
Word count: 78