I've heard an organ talk sometimes In a cathedral aisle And understood no word it said Yet held my breath the while... And risen up and gone away, A more Bernardine girl And know not what was done to me In that old hallowed aisle.
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- by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886), no title, appears in Unpublished poems of Emily Dickinson [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]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 Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990), "I've heard an organ talk sometimes", 1949-50 [ mezzo-soprano, piano ], from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 10 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "I've heard an organ talk sometimes", 1999, first performed 2001 [ soprano and piano ], from Paradise - 7 songs for Soprano and Piano, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "De vegades he sentit un orgue parlar", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "J'ai entendu parfois un orgue parler", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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