I fear'd the fury of my wind Would blight all blossoms fair and true; And my sun it shin'd and shin'd, And my wind it never blew. But a blossom fair or true Was not found on any tree; For all blossoms grew and grew Fruitless, false, tho' fair to see.
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- by William Blake (1757 - 1827), written 1793, appears in Notebook [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 William Bolcom (b. 1938), "I fear'd the fury of my wind", 1966 [chorus of alto and tenor or counter-tenor voices, alto flute, harp, piano, and viola], from Morning and Evening Poems, no. 3. [text not verified]
- by Peter Dickinson (b. 1934), "I fear'd the fury of my wind", 1957, first performed 1959 [tenor, horn, clarinet, and bassoon], from Five Blake Songs, no. 1. [text not verified]
- by Margo Lynn Greene (b. 1948), "I fear'd the fury of my wind", 1972 [mezzo-soprano and orchestra], from Five Songs for Mezzo-Soprano and Orchestra, no. 4. [text not verified]
- by Fritz Bennicke Hart (1874 - 1949), "Barren blossom", op. 25 (Seven songs) no. 7 (1917). [voice and piano] [text not verified]
- by Peter Kiesewetter (b. 1945), "Songs of Experience", <<1979. [voice, eight solo instruments, and large orchestra] [text not verified]
- by Michael Richard Miller (b. 1932), "I fear'd the fury of my wind", 1965 [tenor, bass, and 2 baritone soli, TTBB chorus, and piano], from Blasphemies of Blake, no. 1. [text not verified]
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