Echo (César Antonovich Cui)
- Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-04-16). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Score originally had a piano reduction which has been removed from this edition. MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
Composer: César Antonovich Cui
First published: 1901
Description: No. 6 from Seven Vocal Quartets Op. 59 originally published by Breitkopf and Hartel
Original text and translations
With in the wood a tricksy imp's abiding,
With mocking laughter there he lurks in hiding,
Where trees make night.
He wears a jerkin so they tell,
All woven from grasses green!
Aye, of grass so green.
A jaunty cap becomes right well,
His wind toss'd locks of golden sheen.
To mortals' calls he loves to be replying,
Conceal'd from sight.
We hear his voice,
his presence ne'er descrying.
Ah! thou Echo-sprite,
We hear thee sprite thy presence ne'er descrying.
Thou sprite, Tho' out of sight,
We hear thee sprite, Tho'out of sight.