Silent strings, Long have you muted lain, Strings of my heart, Untouched by joy or pain. Silent strings, Oh, when were you played upon? Was it in Samarcand, Or Avalon? Strings of my heart, Too long have you silent lain, When will you wake? When will you sing again? When Love the master shall come Who has tarried long, He shall quicken the silent strings Into song, into song!
- by Helen Taylor (1876 - 1943) [author's text not yet checked 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 Granville Ransome Bantock, Sir (1868 - 1946), "Silent strings", published 1929 [ voice and piano ], NY, Boosey & Co. [sung text checked 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2013-03-11
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