Based on text by Robert Louis Stevenson, this work has a rousing melody set in compound duple meter. The music depicts the imagery of streams gushing and the many sounds of rejoicing nature that accompany
A majestic opening unfolds to a rhythmic ostinato that acts as the underpinning for the text of this work. A plaintive middle section contrasts with legato vocal lines for the text "thee fully forth
Flowing, smooth, melodic writing creates an understated elegance which reflects the simplicity of the text. The legato unison line introduced originally is treated in canon in the middle section, and
This musical setting reflects the poem's optimistic spirit and the loveliness of life exemplified through nature, music, children, love and peace. Sara Teasdale's famous words of advice, "Spend all you have
From a simple melodic idea shared through the voices, the music builds gradually - dynamically, rhythmically and in density to match the lyrics. The text looks to our lives as an uphill journey, and despite
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Gentle contemporary styling in an a cappella setting gives this a feel reminiscent of The King's Singers. A beautiful text speaks of longing for love and security. "So stay with me, held in my arms. Like
Brahms' best songs are small, priceless jewels. They are unusual, mysterious, inventive, bass heavy, uncomplicated, melodious, and they are glorious creations! Op. 63, No. 8 O wusst' ich doch den Weg
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