Stars, I have seen them fall
Stars, I have seen them fall,
But when they drop and die
No star is lost at all
From all the star-sown sky.
The toil of all that be
Helps not the primal fault;
It rains into the sea,
And still the sea is salt.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Ernst Bacon (1898 - 1990)
, "Stars", published 1952 [medium voice and piano], from Quiet Airs, no. 8.
by Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 - 1990)
, "Stars", published 1952 [medium voice and piano], from Five Songs, no. 3.
by Jake Heggie (b. 1961)
, "Stars", 2005, first performed 2005 [tenor and baritone with violin, viola, cello and piano], from Here and Gone, no. 3.
by Daniel Rogers Pinkham (1923 - 2006)
, "Stars, I have seen them fall"
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