All day I hear the noise of waters
All day I hear the noise of waters
Sad as the sea-bird is, when going
He hears the [winds]1 cry to the waters'
The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing
Where I go.
I hear the noise of many waters
All day, all night, I hear them [flowing]2
To and fro.
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1 Coulthard: "wind's"
2 Coulthard: "blowing"
Submitted by John Versmoren
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Creighton Allen (1900 - 1969)
, "Lay of Solitude", published 1929.
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
by Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003)
, "Monotone", 1953, published 1954 [female voice, clarinet, violoncello and harp], from Chamber Music, no. 2.
by Lorne M. Betts (b. 1918)
, "All day I hear the noise of the water", 1951 [high voice and piano], from Six Songs to Poems of James Joyce
by Louis Calabro (b. 1926)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", 1952 [medium voice, piano], from Three Songs for Medium Voice
by Jean Coulthard (1908 - 2000)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", alternate title: "Noise of Waters", 1946 [medium voice and piano], from Three Songs for Medium Voice and Piano, no. 3.
by David Del Tredici (b. 1937)
, "Monotone", 1958-60, published c1974, from Four Songs on Texts of James Joyce, no. 4.
by Joan Ferris
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", published 1967 [SATB chorus a cappella], from Six Songs
by Paul Fetler (b. 1920)
, "All day I hear", published 1957. [SATB chorus a cappella]
by Ross Lee Finney (1906 - 1997)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", 1952, published 1985, first performed 1975 [voice and piano], from Chamber Music, no. 35, Henmar Press
by (Aynsley) Eugene Goossens, Sir (1893 - 1962)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", published 1930 [medium voice, piano], from Chamber Music
by Sergius Kagen (1909 - 1964)
, "All day I hear", published 1950. [medium voice, piano]
by Hugo Kauder (1888 - 1972)
, "All day I hear", published 1955 [soprano, alto, tenor, string quartet], from Ten Poems
by Donald James Martino (1931 - 2005)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", 1951, published 1978, from Separate Songs, no. 1.
by Vincent Persichetti (1915 - 1987)
, "Noise of Waters", op. 74 no. 3, published 1959 [voice and piano], from James Joyce Songs, no. 3.
by Gardner Read (b. 1913)
, "All day I hear", published 1950 [mezzo-soprano and piano], from Songs for a Rainy Night
by Tibor Serly (1901 - 1978)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", 1926 [mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra], from Four Songs from "Chamber Music"
by Vally Weigl, née Pick (1894?89? - 1982)
, "All day I hear the noise of waters", 1944-5, incomplete, MS at the Moldenhauer Archives, Harvard University
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Tout le jour j'entends le bruit des...
Tout le jour j'entends le bruit des eaux
Tristes comme l'oiseau marin quand il va
Seul en avant,
Il entend les vents crier
À la voix monocorde des eaux.
Les vents gris, les vents froids soufflent
Où je vais.
J'entends le bruit de nombreuses eaux
Loin en bas.
Tout le jour, toute la nuit, je les entends couler
Allant et venant.
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