The Crickets sang And set the Sun And Workmen finished one by one Their Seam the Day upon. The low Grass loaded with the Dew The Twilight stood, as Strangers do With Hat in Hand, polite and new To stay as if, or go. A Vastness, as a Neighbor, came, A Wisdom, without Face, or Name, A Peace, as Hemispheres at Home And so the Night became.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Poems by Emily Dickinson, first published 1896 [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 Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990), "The crickets sang", published 1971 [ SSA chorus and piano ], from Nature [sung text not yet checked]
- by Gordon Getty (b. 1933), "The crickets sang" [ soprano and piano ], from The White Election - A Song Cycle for soprano and piano on 32 poems of Emily Dickinson, Part 3 : Almost Peace, no. 21 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The Crickets sang", 1987 [ soprano and piano ], from Night Dances - 6 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Brian Holmes (b. 1946), "The crickets sang" [ treble chorus and piano ], from Emily's Day, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Leon Kirchner (b. 1919), "1104", 1982 [ soprano and piano ], from The Twilight Stood, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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