I heard a horseman Ride over the hill; The moon shone clear, The night was still; His helm was silver, And pale was he; And the horse he rode Was of ivory.
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- by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956), "The horseman", appears in Peacock Pie: A Book of Rhymes, in 1. Up and Down, no. 1, first published 1920 [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 Juliana Hall (b. 1958), "The horseman", 1989, first performed 1995 [ tenor and piano ], from Peacock Pie -- 20 songs for Tenor and Piano, no. 1 [sung text not yet checked]
- by Roger Smalley (b. 1943), "The horseman", 1961, rev. 1970-1 [ mezzo-soprano or soprano and piano ], from Three Songs, no. 2 [sung text not yet checked]
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