An Ariette for Music. To a Lady singing...
As the moon's soft splendor
O'er the faint, cold starlight of heaven
So thy voice most tender
To the strings without soul has given
The stars will awaken,
Though the moon sleep a full hour later
No leaf will be shaken
Whilst the dews of thy melody scatter
Though the sound overpowers,
Sing again, with thy sweet voice revealing
Of some world far from ours,
Where music and moonlight and feeling
E. Elgar sets stanzas 1, 3
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Juriaan Andriessen (1925 - 1996)
, "Ariette", published 1960 [tenor and piano], from 4 English songs, no. 2.
Set in a modified version by
by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867 - 1944)
, "Ariette", op. 1 (Four Songs) no. 4, published c1886.
by Gilbert Richard Betjemann (1864 - 1896)
, "As the moon's soft splendour", 1887?, published 1891.
by Herman Brearly
, "As the moon's soft splendour", published 1922. [SATB chorus]
by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875 - 1912)
, "As the moon's soft splendor", op. 37 no. 5, published 1899.
by Edward Elgar, Sir (1857 - 1934)
, "In Moonlight", stanzas 1,3.
by George John Bennett (1863 - 1930)
, "To Jane", published 1886 [voice and piano], from Twelve Songs Set to Poems of Shelley and Rossetti, no. 2, also set in German
by Richard Bruce Faith (b. 1926)
, "The keen stars were twinkling"
by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953)
, "Music and moonlight", 1935, published 1935 [voice and piano], Curwen
by Ned Rorem (b. 1923)
, "To Jane"
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