High o'er the hill the moon barque steers. The lantern lights depart. Dead springs are stirring in my heart; And there are tears. . . . But that which makes my grief more deep Is that you know not when I weep.
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- by Launcelot Alfred Cranmer-Byng (1872 - 1945), "Tears", appears in A Lute of Jade, being selections from the classical poets of China, first published 1909 [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 (Mary) Frances Allitsen, née Bumpus (1848 - 1912), "High o'er the hills", published 1910 [voice and piano], from Four Songs from 'A Lute of Jade', no. 3, London: Weekes & Co. [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Tears", 2010 [medium voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "And there are tears", published 1934 [voice and piano], from Songs from the Chinese Poets: Set V, no. 6 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Hugh Dixon (b. 1927), "Tears", 2004 [horn, soprano, and tenor], from To the moon and tears, no. 2 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884 - 1920), "Tears", op. 10 no. 4 (1916), published 1917 [voice and piano], from Five Poems of Ancient China and Japan / Five Poems of the Ancient Far East, no. 4 [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Emerson Whithorne (1884 - 1958), "Tears", op. 34 no. 1, published 1921 [voice and piano], from Two Chinese Nocturnes, no. 1 [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by Hans Bethge (1876 - 1946) , "Die Einsame", appears in Die chinesische Flöte, copyright © by CZE ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Rudolf Amereder, Walter Braunfels, Gottfried von Einem, Clemens Erwein Heinrich Karl Bonaventura Freiherr von und zu Franckenstein, Max Kuhn, Léonard Pieter Joseph Michielsen, Anatol Provaznik, Karl Rankl, Julius Röntgen, Dirk Schäfer, Anton von Webern, Egon Joseph Wellesz.
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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-15
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