So when [the]1 Angel of the darker Drink At last shall find you by the river-brink, And, offering his Cup, invite your Soul Forth to your Lips to quaff -- you shall not shrink.
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1 Houseley, Lehmann: "that"
- by Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883), no title, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Third Edition, no. 43, appears in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, Fourth Edition, no. 43, first published 1872 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in Persian (Farsi) by Hakim Omar Khayyám (c1048 - c1122) [text unavailable]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "So when the Angel of the darker Drink", published 1906 [ soli, chorus, and orchestra ], from Omar Khayyám, Part I, no. 43, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [sung text not yet checked]
- by James Hotchkiss Rogers (1857 - 1940), "So when the Angel of the darker Drink", published 1914 [ high voice or low voice and piano ], from Five Quatrains from the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, no. 4, Boston : Oliver Ditson [sung text not yet checked]
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Liza Lehmann (1862 - 1918), "As then the Tulip for her morning sup", 1896 [ bass and piano ], from In a Persian Garden, no. 21
- by Henry Houseley (1852? - 1925), "Part 5", published 1917 [ soli, chorus, orchestra ], from cantata Omar Khayyám, no. 5, New York : H. W. Gray
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Friedrich (or Fritz) Rosen (1856 - 1935) ; composed by Boris Blacher.
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This text was added to the website: 2011-06-21
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Word count: 33