Just above yon sandy bar, As the day grows fainter and dimmer, Lonely and lovely, a single star Lights the air with a dusky glimmer Into the ocean faint and far Falls the trail of its golden splendor, And the gleam of that single star Is ever refulgent, soft, and tender. Chrysaor, rising out of the sea, Showed thus glorious and thus emulous, Leaving the arms of Callirrhoe, Forever tender, soft, and tremulous. Thus o'er the ocean faint and far Trailed the gleam of his falchion brightly; Is it a God, or is it a star That, entranced, I gaze on nightly!
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- by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), "Chrysaor", appears in The Seaside and the Fireside, first published 1850 [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 Carl Reinhold Busch (1862 - 1943), "Song of a star", published 1904 [ TTBB chorus a cappella ], partsong [sung text not yet checked]
- by Vincent d'Indy (1851 - 1931), "The evening star" [sung text not yet checked]
- by Arthur Finley Nevin (1871 - 1943), "Chrysaor", published 1907 [ SATB chorus and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Emil Sjögren.
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