Love's Minstrels (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

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  • (Posted 2019-01-02)   CPDL #52779:  Network.png
Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2019-01-02).  Score information: A4, 6 pages, 1.66 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Scanned score

General Information

Title: Love's minstrels
Composer: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Lyricist: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: A
Genre: SecularLied

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

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Original text and translations

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One flame-winged brought a white-winged harp-player
Even where my lady and I lay all alone;
Saying: "Behold this minstrel is unknown;
Bid him depart, for I am minstrel here:
Only my songs are to love's dear ones dear."
Then said I "Through thine hautboy's rapturous tone
Unto my lady still this harp makes moan,
And still she deems the cadence deep and clear."
Then said my lady: "Thou art passion of Love,
And this Love's worship: both he plights to me.
Thy mastering music walks the sunlit sea:
But where wan water trembles in the grove,
And the wan moon is all the light thereof,
This harp still makes my name its voluntary."