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 much as Ocean of a pebble-cast]1.
L. Lehmann sets lines 1-2 only
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1 third edition: "As the Sev'n Seas should heed a pebble-cast"
- 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 [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 Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "When you and I behind the veil are past", published 1906 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 47, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by Benjamin Lambord (1879 - 1915), "Verses from Omar", published 1914 [ SSAATTBB chorus and piano or orchestra ], NY : H.W.Gray [sung text not yet checked]
- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "When you and I behind the veil are past", 1896, lines 1-2 only [ contralto solo ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 12 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- Also set in English, a translation by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) , no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 47 ; composed by Henry Houseley, Harrison Kerr.
Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller
This text was added to the website: 2006-04-08
Line count: 4
Word count: 33