Mezzo Soprano Christina Dahl, along with pianist Thomas Buur, will give the Danish premiere of my So, We’ll Go No More a-Roving, a setting of a text by Lord Byron, on Tuesday, September 8 at 7PM at the Kulturcenter Kongensgade 111 in Fredericia, Denmark.
I met and worked with Christina this July in Norberg, Sweden at the Networking Camp for Composers and Musicians (see my earlier post, Nätverksläger för tonsättare och musiker at Klackbergsgården, in Norberg, Sweden, July 27-August 1).
Lord Byron, text.
for High Voice & Piano, with or without Clarinet (1999), ca. 3’30”
Commissioned and premiered by The Lark Ascending, Nancy Bogen, director.
Listen to a performance by Elizabeth Farnum (Soprano) & Peter Vinograde (Piano):
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So, we’ll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we’ll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.
Lord George Gordon Byron, 1788-1824