Moonlight, summer moonlight, All soft, and still and fair; The solemn hour of midnight Breathes sweetly everywhere. But most where trees are sending Their breezy boughs on high, Or, stooping low, are lending A shelter from the sky. And there in those wild bowers A lovely form is laid; Green grass and dew-steeped flowers Wave gently round her head.
- by Emily Brontë (1818 - 1848) [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 John Mitchell (b. 1941), "In summer moonlight", op. 24 no. 8 (1977), from The Earth, the Wind, and the Sky, no. 8. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Victoria Brago
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