I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail
And a few lilies blow.
And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
by Samuel Barber (1910 - 1981)
, "A nun takes the veil", subtitle: "Heaven-Haven", op. 13 (Four songs for voice and piano) no. 1, published 1961. [SATB chorus (or SSAA chorus or TTBB chorus) a cappella]
by David Frederick Barlow (1927 - 1975)
, "Heaven-Haven" [alto, piano]
by Jack Hamilton Beeson (b. 1921)
, "Heaven-Haven", 1976 [voice and piano], from From a Watchtower, no. 3.
by Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, Sir (1891 - 1975)
, "I have desired to go", op. 116 no. 2, F. 36 no. 2, published 1970 [SATB chorus, 2 flutes, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones], from The World is Charged with the Grandeur of God, no. 2.
by Adrian Cruft (b. 1921)
, "Heaven-Haven", published 1961 [soprano and violin], from Two Songs of Quiet
by Peter Dickinson (b. 1934)
, "Heaven-Haven", 1960-4 [soprano, baritone, SATB chorus, and organ], from Four Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems
by Celius Dougherty (1902 - 1986)
, "Heaven-Haven", published 1956. [medium voice, piano]
by William Flanagan (1923 - 1969)
, "Heaven Haven"
by Arthur Freed (1894 - 1973)
, "Heaven-Haven", published 1957. [satb chorus a cappella]
by Daan Manneke (b. 1939)
, "Heaven-Haven", 1974 [low voice and harpsichord or organ or piano], from Five songs on English poems, no. 2.
by Daniel Rogers Pinkham (1923 - 2006)
, "Heaven-Haven", published 1970 [tenor or baritone, viola], from Eight Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins
by Robert E. Ward (b. 1917)
, "Heaven-Haven", published 1966 [soprano and orchestra or piano], from Sacred Songs for Pantheists, no. 4.
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