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In the Tavern of Sweet Songs 17 Songs from Salรกmรกn and Absรกl

David Lewiston Sharpe


Scoring Soprano and Tenor voices; Piano Duration: 55 mins approx.

Contents 1. Where am I and who? (Soprano) ...

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2. Letters in the Sand (Tenor)

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3. Shatter’d Houses, Hoard of Gold (Soprano)

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12

4. Worship of the Fire (Tenor)

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20

5. Childless Eyes (Soprano)

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25

6. Sulayman & Balkis (Tenor)

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36

7. Cypress Shadow (Soprano) ...

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8. A Signal out of Darkness (Tenor) ...

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49

9. On the Sea-shore sat a Raven (Soprano) ...

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10. The Hand of Fate (Tenor) ...

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11. Living Water (Soprano)

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12. Eden (Tenor)

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13. Night by Night (Soprano) ...

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14. The Wound of Asra (Tenor)...

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15. The Sculptor’s Passion (Soprano) ...

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16. The Hour of Harvest (Tenor)

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17. Morning (Soprano)

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Preface At one level, In the Tavern of Sweet Songs is simply a story asking to be told – simultaneously through the sequence of poems that this song cycle sets to music, and the narrative poem within which those poems appear. The tale of Salámán and Absál is a story told in a thousand lines; but like way-stations along the journey, there is the sequence of shorter verses that apostrophize particular events with a string of individual parables which build a concurrent, complementary narrative strand. These are the texts of the present songs. The ‘tavern’ (kharabat in Persian) represents in this instance a holy place, a Sufi monastery or even the House of God, in which the experiential ‘wine’ of spiritual intoxication is imbibed. The ‘sweet songs’ (the ghazal, or love song in Persian literature) represent the intoxicating music that is a pathway to the divine, sung by the qalandar, a Sufi mystic, who travels – perhaps from ‘tavern’ to ‘tavern’ – peripatetically singing his ecstatic songs of spiritual love. As with many cycles, the present songs are to some extent discrete entities, although a thread of recurring melodies, motifs and thematic ideas binds these ‘beads of song’ together. In the narrative, there is an overriding element of parable, and at the very least a significant degree of symbolism, that this sequence aims to intimate. Edward Fitzgerald is known for his translation, really a ‘recomposition’, of Omar Khayyam’s Rubai’yat (‘quatrains’), which he issued anonymously in April 1859. His translation of Abd-arRahman Jāmi’s mystic poem Salámán and Absál, however, was the first extended work he undertook in his studies of Persian; it appeared in 1856 in the first instance, later being issued in a revised form in 1879 with the fourth edition, of five, of his Rubai’yat. It is one of a number of poems by Jāmi (1414−1492CE) that adopt common figures from a shared heritage of characters and stories in Islamic and Persian traditions. Another long poem of his tells the story of Yusuf and Zuleikha, alluded to in the texts of songs 8 and 13 in the present work. The tale of Salámán and Absál appears first to have been told, however, by Ibn Sina (known in Europe as Avicenna), a philosopher and poet of the 11th−12th centuries CE. The whole of Jāmi’s narrative is intended to be allegorical of a more spiritual Divine Love, contrasted with the materialism of a ‘life of the senses’. The story centres on a king of Ionia (in western Anatolia, present-day Turkey), described in the poem as the Shah of Yūn (or Yūnan), who had a son called Salámán. Sáláman is, the poem tells us, nursed by a girl named Absál, who falls desperately in love with him when he grows up, in time ensnaring him. Salámán and Absál rejoice together in their life of sense, for a year, thinking their pleasures immortal. A wise man, or sage, is then commissioned by the king with the task of reasoning with the erring couple. Salámán confesses to the sage that he speaks wisely, but pleads the weakness of his own will. Salámán leaves his homeland with Absál, and they find themselves eventually on an island that comprises a beautiful garden (compared to the Irem Garden of Islamic tradition), a paradise garden perhaps, the etymology of ‘paradise’ being simply the Persian word for ‘garden’. Salámán, fulfilled on one level in his love for Absál but suffused with the guilt at the injury he has caused his father, returns once more to his native country. He and Absál resolve to bring an end to their lives and their suffering. They travel to a desert and build a pyre; both walk into the fire that they kindle. Absál – who symbolises consuming, blinkered, earthly desire – is consumed, while Salámán is preserved against the voracious flames, but laments the fate of his beloved. Ultimately he is introduced by the sage, who represents the guiding light of a higher love and elevated awareness within the individual psyche, to a celestial beauty called Zuhrah (the morning and evening star, Venus). Zuhrah symbolises the divine energy that builds a pathway to perfection clothed with intellectual light. Salámán becomes totally enamoured as his desire for Absál is, eventually, sublimated in the broader context of a compassionate love. He has undergone a rite of passage involving separation (while he still possesses Absál and thereby his earthly love), limination (the isolation on the island where his carnal love plays out its dénouement) and re-incorporation, via the ‘cleansing’ fire of ascetic discipline: in assuming his station as heir to the Shah he re-incorporates himself into a lineage and ‘tradition’ of existence


that his ‘royal road’ symbolically represents. Love is both goal and agency of the rite, which is transformed within the self by the ‘sage’ of his own love’s spiritual metamorphosis. These songs intend to distil the memory and emotion of those moments in the story where their texts appear, and attempt to catch the light as the sounds pass by, offering the opportunity of further, deeper moments of thought, feeling, repose and comprehension. There are musical themes and ideas that are associated with elements of the storytelling, as we move from one song to the next, which are not immediately to be seen as linked when the texts are read on their own. However, the music offers up associations not obvious but subliminal, which rest otherwise undetected as an important sub-stratum of the story. Considered as one arching span, the music of these 17 songs is a single symphonic thread which attempts to bring us back to our starting point and – in the words of T.S. Eliot – ‘know the place for the first time’. DAVID LEWISTON SHARPE, April 2008


In the Tavern of Sweet Songs 17 poems from the Salámán and Absál of Jámi Edward FitzGerald (1809-83) (after Abd ar-Rahman Jami, 15th Century CE)

SOPRANO & TENOR

David LEWISTON SHARPE

1. Where am I, and Who? Andantino, poco mesto

  q= 52         

 dolce e legatiss.                                p  poco più f                     (con ped.)

  SOPRANO mp       5

A

Man

 

per - plexed by

poco cresc.

     

For - tune’s Fro - lics

Left his De - sert for the

   

     9

poco

  

        

          

accel. -

Ci - ty.

    

  

 

 

-

    

 

 

- più mosso poco stacc.

a - gi - ta - ted

        

                                         Copyright © 2007 by David Lewiston Sharpe

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      

Sees a Ci - ty full of Noise and Cla - mour

    

  

 

                              

 

 

   

 


2

         13

legato

Peo - ple, Hi - ther,

  

      Back

     

 

cresc.

Thi - ther,

rit. - - -

3

and For - ward, Run - ning,

run - ning, run - ning,

                              

più delicato

  

  

 

     

Some in - tent on

   

Tra - vel,

 

     poco mf

to

Left,

O - thers home a - gain re - turn - ing,

  

   

p

Right

     

        

       

                   

        

21      

       

  pococresc.       

- - - - A tempo

    mp    17

    

   

mf dim.

   and

                     poco mf                     

 

       

    

    

Left

Life

to Right,

dis - quiet

                   

 

 


   3    25

 

 

e - very - where!

          



He,

            

   

    

         

3

più f ma dolce

when he be - holds the Tur - moil

  

        

più f

       

                 29

Creeps a - side

   

 

 

  

 

  

                              

   

poco cresc. ,                           ‘But,’ saith he, ‘Howshall I in all this Hub- bub Know my - self in       poco p sostenuto sempre                               

      

Quasi recit.



33



and Tra - vel-wea - ry Fainwould go to sleep;

  

      

   

wa - king?’

         


4

   37

A tempo

        

                   

mp

                        

      41

mp

    poco cresc.

   

p

sleep.

rib - bon round his

Foot

3

Ties a

 

       

45

cresc.

       

-ni - tion

   mp

         poco mf

So

Re - cog -

 

     

              

  and

 



mf

turns

to

                                 

    

  

 

  

 

Subito più lento

             

                     p pp                            

by way of

pp bisbigliando

A Knave that heard himcrept be - hind

 

 

   

 




             49

3

And sly - ly watch - ing slips the rib - bon off the Sleep - er’s An - kle,

    

    

pp

          

ties it round his

     

pp

       

   57

 

     

  

  

    

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mp                    

5

cresc.



 

legato

own And

 

   

       

accel.

so down to sleep be - side him.

     

-

     

-

-



 

   

By

and by

the

Man a

(normale) ten.

-

-



                     

 

                              

A tempo

-

   

   -



  

wa - king

                                p dolciss.                                          


6

        

  

61

Looks di - rect - ly for his

        

Sig - nal

         

   

 

65

    

      

poco cresc.

poco cresc. poco più f        ,     

mf

Sees it on a - no - ther’s An-kle, Cries a - loud

 

 

     

 

colla parte

                         

rit.

-

-

                  

-

‘Oh Good -for - no -thing Ras-cal to per-plex me so, That by you I am be - wil - dered

              

   

-

 

-

 

 

 

mf non troppo marc.

 

- Meno mosso

    

         poco cresc.    

più rit. -

- poco lento

                               69

If I - the rib - bon whyon You - If you - then Wheream I, and Who?’

      

   

 

   

 

                     per - - - den - - -- - do - si                      Loughton, 24 March 2007   



 

molto

-


7 2. Letters in the Sand

Poco allegretto q = 76 TENOR

   

      

poco mf

  

                                 One who

  

p delicato

 

    4

  

  

      

-nún

where

he was sit - ting

tra - vel’d in the De - sert

 

  

     All

simile

 

      

Maj -

    

poco rubato

    



a - lone

                                               

Saw

like

a

Ma

       

-

mp



  

A tempo

      7

gi

  

-

mp lontano

          cian

Tra - cing

 

      

 

     

let - ters in the



Sand.

 

                              

dim.

cresc.


8

pp

    10

  ‘Oh,

       

  

p

 

         oh,

13

      poco

          

       

Un - de - cy -

poco



phers soon as

 

  

espress.

 

mp

 

De - sert

  

Lo - ver!

                 

   

   

  

         

p

wri - ting what the Sword - wind of the

16

dis - tract - ed

  

       

     

 3     

       

3      

  

 

  

                                      mp simile                     writ - ten

So

that

none

who

tra - vels

af - ter


                19

be a - ble to in - ter - pret!’

   

cresc.

  

poco mf

     

dim.

  

  

’I

am

wri

mp

 

      25

        

   

-

  

  

3

       3

-



LI”,

 

 

        

     

“LAI               

-

                   

p poco rubato

22

Maj - nún an - swered,

                     

  

                      

Shall

9

ting

“LAI - LI”,

-

pp

            

p leggiero e lontano

3               3       3

“LAI

 

sostenuto

               3

3

-

3

-

3

LI”,

“LAI





 

 

 

 

-


10  

poco cresc.

           3

 

3

LI”,

-

  

  

    31

   

  

“LAI

  

         3

3

-

-

  

    

        

     -

  

  

3

-

LI,”

 

  

mf

  

Yet

a

 

f

 

                             espress.  p                                  

   

Pas - sion;

  

-

were it on - ly “LAI - LI,”

34      

3

pp sostenuto

     

        



And, with

     mf

        but her Name to dote on,

        

Love and

mp  

       

               A - mor - ous - ly I ca - ress it

più dim.

                      

book of

 

p

       


11

         37

As it were Her - self

p              mp

and sip Her Pre - sence

till I

drink

her

Lip.’

                              p                            

    40

 

  

  

  

            

poco più dim.

 

 

                         

  



  

Loughton, 25-26 March 2007


12 3. Shatter’d Houses – Hoard of Gold

Andantino, ma animato

   

  

q = 76

mf

 

         (con Ped.)

     

   4

        

             meno f

poco più f





  

  

 

                                 p delicato dim.                                 

(sostenuto)

   6

(SOPRANO)



  

Breath - less ran

a

                              pp                             (sost.)

  

mp

  sim - ple

rus - tic

      

 

 


13 sub. mp 8     To



a

cun

-

ning

 



    

  

   

9

‘Lo,

 

   

 

Man

of





this morn - ing

I

was

Dreams

   

And,

 

  

   



me - thought,

  in

  

 

dream

-

 

ing



11

colla parte

                                         p  

,



  

      



 yon

 

de - ser - ted

 

      

  

poco



vil - lage

                  

pp leggiero

    

 

(sost.)

 

  

   

  

   

   

  

   


14 p

    13



wand

-

 

er’d

All

a

   -

bout

                   

    15

  

 

  



 

me

  

sha

-

tter’d

               

        

 

  

 

  

    

  

 

   

 

                            Hou - ses

    

 

    17

 

cresc.

I

       



  

 

  

  

thought

And

  

 

be - hold!

  

 

went and searched and

  

 



  

In - to

 

  

  

me -

 

  

poco mf

 

found a

Hoard

of

Gold,

            

one

         



 

    

mp



  


15

  dim.  19

pp sotto voce

 

 



                                     I



    21

          

a

Hoard

   

of

  

 

mf



 

Quoth

  

 



25      

- ri - sion

     

    

mf pesante

 

  

 

     ‘Oh thou

  

 

                   

Poco più lento

23

and

Gold.

 

  

searched

  



         found

pp

and





went

 

 

the

 

 

             cresc.

Jewel

   

3

of Cre - a - tion,



Pro - phet

    

 

ppp

 

 

 



in

de -



 



  

 

meno f

  

Go

and

                legato                 


16

           

       

28

sole your feet like hor - ses’

And

re - turn -ing to

your

                                

 

 

  

 

p sostenuto

    

31         

Scratch with Hoof and

      

 

     34

Sha -

  

    

 

  

Nail,

 

 

king

   

She

  must



 

 

mp poco legato

 

 

  

so

  

  

sound

a

  

  

-





hand

you

                             

  

     

Stamp and

                

accel.



      

Vil - lage

Earth

      





And give the

        

   

     

-

-



-

-

-

-

-

poco mf

 

some - thing

-

-

-

up

      poco mf             



-


17

Tempo primo

    36

    

  

38

Went



                            

            

  mp   

cresc.

dim.

 

 

at

once



sub. mp

 the

  

  

,

 

un - sus - pect - ing Coun - try - man

                                      

      p

    40

With

 

  

 

 

 

hear - ty

           

    

  

 



Pur - pose

set

to

work

  

 

 

p

 as

  he

was

                 

p                           


18

    42

più f

 

told;

And

the

ve - ry

 first

en - coun - ter

                   

cresc.

  

- on

his

  

Hoard



 

46

pp dolce



Struck

 

of

Gold,



    

 

  

 

Struck up -

 

  

               

 

up -

        pp

più f e poco sostenuto

                           

  

                   



     44

 

 

    

  

poco meno f

   

 

  

  



on



his



  

Hoard

 

 

 

 of

          

 


19

    48

mp cresc.

 

Gold,

Gold,

    

rit.

-

-

-

-

   p

-

-

-





p leggiero

  



- poco meno mosso

Gold.

                           



   52

 

  



p

 

             



                    

                                

50

dim.



molto espress.

 

    

  

 

 

poco più rit.

                        pp          

Loughton, 26-29 March 2007


20 4. Worship of the Fire

Lentorello q = 72 TENOR

     



        

God,

  (cresc.)       4

   

the

Pro - phet

 

      

mp      7



‘Da - vid,

        

Da

  

     

-

      

 

vid,

     

  

  

   

 

and

 

to

the

     

 said

 

     

  

   

God

poco mf     

speak,

 

God,

             p         

to



mp poco a poco cresc,

   

 

  

        p      



Chal - lenge

  



 

    


21

    10

 

An - swer

   

of

Faith

13       

      

 

 

 

Thee,



- in

Thee.

  

Thee,

meno f

 

    

  

the

   

  

with -

 

    

poco mf

 

  

   

     

dolce

       

           

with -

mp

Faith

E -

Faith

 

   



 

ven

pp

 



dolce

     

the

  

            

 

An - swer of

         

16    



with - in

 

 

  

- in

the



    

ten.

  

mp

 

 

       


22

      19

 

un - be - liev - ing Prin -

   

        

  

22

  

       

25



 

dim.

Just and Right - eous

    

 

    

 

dim.

  

   

cresc.

mf pesante

    



            Were

   

 

their

  



If

They

 

  

  



cresc.

 

 

   



un - wor - thy,







if

yet,

poco più f

    

    

   

Yet,

        

Ill - re - por - ted

       

  

mf     poco   

cess,

 

 

      



be

 

  

   

Wor - ship of THE

 

 

 

FIRE,



      


23

    28

cresc. e più leggiero

  

    their

           

Wor

       

espress.

      

-

 

      

molto espress.

-

 



their

Wor - ship

  

  

    

-

 

-

-

 of

-

-

-

-

     

                    

-

poco mf

E - ven

-

-

 These

-

-

-

-

 un

-

-

to

ten.

f

-

    f

THE FIRE.



cresc.

accel.

più dim.

  

ship,

     

Meno mosso

31     

rit.

  

 

                             

  mp

  

-

-

 Them -




24

A tempo

     33

- selves



poco mf

  

 

Reap

                      più dim.

    



  ten.   

37

      

 

Glo - ry

and re - dress the

        

  

molto

meno f    

mp

  

 

 

             

dim.

World.

        

 

    

  dim.

 

 



 

Loughton, 27 March / 7 April 2007


25

5. Childless Eyes

Con rubato

   

f

  

SOPRANO

    più f    

Cra - zy

           poco mf          

      

for the Curse of

    

mf cresc.

  

    

       

     

Chil - dren

Ran be - fore the

Moderato f

4

      

q = 82

    

Sheikh a Fel - low, Cry - ing out,

  

   

 ten.    7

help

   

 me!



   

‘Oh

mp

  

 

 

       

  

      Pray

 

to



  



     

 

hear

legato e espress.

    

    

mf espress.



     

and

     

poco più f

    3

God

   

 

     


26

  

    10

from my

Clay

To

  

 

13

 

who

my

16

 cresc.   With the

   

 



  

Beau - ty

me

a

fresh

of

his

 

 

  

up

cresc.

   

  

 

Child - less

 

      

meno f

  

raise

 

 

cresc.

 

 

  

 

  

     

 Eyes

  

 Pre

  

  -

  

-

Cy - press

 



light

-

en



      

-

sence.

 

may

-

 

     

-

young

     

rit.

    

più lento

 

    mp   

mp

Said

 the

  Sheikh,


Tempo primo mf

19

  

  



‘Be

    

wise,

       

 pococresc.       22

the

Hand

of

  



  

   

25        

we are af - ter

          

 

and

     

mp

in

 







it

Whol

-

 

 

 

   

ten.



meno f

3

Who,

-

 

 



  

Un - der - stands our busi - ness

   

cresc.

  

 

    

  

best.’

   

 

what - ev - er

 

 

ly

 

        meno f       

 

 

      

God

     



leave

   

  

27

dim.

       


28

    28

But the

 

  

 



lan

-

 



ten.

 

Man per - sis - ted,

 

31



in

my

set

Prayer

 

my

     

a

go - ing

   

 

  

   

‘Sheikh,



I

ing;

Help,





  

 



 -

 

           espress. e sost.       

  

long

        

34





say - ing,



   

    

A tempo

 

guish

più lento

mf molto espress.



and

    

mp

Then

 

  



 

the

Sheikh

held

             poco p sostenuto     


29 37

               Up



his

hand,

  

  

p

     -

43

ground

    

    of

dark -

 ness

         

his

ar - row

       

mf

         

Down

 

a



 

flew

to

cresc.





mf

  

  

From

the

                         poco mf molto espress.               

          

  



      

ven.

 

 Pray’d,

40

Hea

p

mus - ky

 

        

hun - ting

        

    Fawn

    

of

Chi

-

  na

      


30 46

   Brought

poco p

      

    a

Boy,

        espress. e poco cresc.

49

52

cresc.

     Takes,

   



 

in him plan - ted Found

             

when the

  

   

takes

to

più p

-

cient soil and

 

          -

  

  

   

  

drink

Ten - der Shoot of Pas - sion

       



suf - fi

    

   

         

     

   

who,



ing

 

  with

his

  

sap

       mp       

più dim.  

 

Fel

-

lows.

                                                                 


55

 

  

       

            dim. poco f e espress.                 

   

3

     58



House - top

   

Ill - af -

   

61

   

Dag

        

-

  

 

fronts

a

  

 

 



 

ger

at

the

Hus

 

 

   mf e poco sost.    

Neigh - bours

 



From a cor - ner



 



  

   

mf

 -

     mp     

    

 

Wife,



    



band

the

Draws

    

of

his

Who

com -

 



 

31

poco


32

più f

dim.          63



plains be - fore the Jus - tice

And the

                             

67

 

mf

         ten.

  

70

  

3

  

   

    

marcato

 

the Talk of

      

meno f

  

   poco mf     Day

 all



        cresc.

 and

 

Fa - ther has to pay.

             cresc.

 

 

  

  

 

,     



Night the Young - ster’s Do - ings

 

 the

                  

 

   

 

 colla voce





 

   

poco f

Such

Ci - ty.

  

     


più f

73

  

  

   

   76

-

God

    poco p     

ther

   

   to the

mf legato e espress.       



Sheikh

cries,

‘Sheikh,

  

       

   







ly

Hope

and

meno f e cresc. poco a poco

  

meno f colla voce

     sostenuto sempre    

79

Desper - ate Fa -

  

on

 

33

marc.

who



       



Hel

 laid

  

-

         

per

One









Will



poco cresc.

 

  



    



more

 

Take

       

 





my

ten.

Prayer!

   

 

 

that

 

  

that


34 82

 (cresc.)  

 

trou

 

-

-

ble

  

 

dim.

  





mf



from

my

      



Head.’

    

        

mp



But

the

Sheikh

p

     

molto rit. - - accel. - - - - - - - - 85

              

re - plied,

‘Re - mem - ber un - to God

  

A tempo

  

    

            

mf espress.

 

  

Slaves

we

are,

there’s no o - ther Prayer un - less to pray for Par - don

mp legato e espress.

        



     

 and

         

f

ten.

                    

mp

88

      poco cresc.

 

    



   

 



ten.

un

 

-

-

 

en -

 

      


91

  

  

cum - ber’d best may do the

  

 

  

94

  

poco più f

 

  

  

- ter’s

mind,

what - ev

   

     

or

-

der,

what

-

ev

-

er

   

er,

what

-

ev - er

         



may

-

 

         

 cresc.        

                                           97 cresc.            he

  

And

 

 

 

3

Mas





 

35

may

     

     

 

100 mf

 

Will re

    mf     

-

 

  

or

der,

Do



  

      



dim.

        pp               

signed.’

-

                

molto

it

with

a

  cresc.         

Will,

a

   

                

    



he

 

 


36

6. Sulayman and Balkis

Poco allegretto

 q= 62   

ten.     ten. ten.                                                                  p poco più p                espressivo

legato

4

  (TENOR)  

8

Throne

          



Once

                                       

   

mp espress.

 

of

 



Judge - ment

  up - on a

                          pp più leggiero               

 

ten.                              poco più cresc.                 

  

poco cresc.

Tel - ling one

an -

         poco p e dolce

 


37

     ten.  

12

oth - er

Se -

meno f

crets

Sat

 

  

SU - LAY - MAN

and BAL - KIS

ten.                                      espress. meno f                    

poco rit. -

      16

-

-

- A tempo

 

 



The Hearts of



 

Both



poco cresc.

were

 

turn’d

to Truth

ten.

                                            poco più f                        

20

   

p

un - sul - lied,

      

  

poco mp

un - sul - lied,

 

più f

un

-

                                          p espress.                      


38

24    

-sul

-

lied



 

by

 

più f



 

De - cep - tion.

                                                         più dim.                             poco meno mosso 28

mp espress.

   

    

 

 

 

                        First

the King of Faith

pp

    

 

 

    

SU - LAY - MAN

q. = 54

    

        p

 



  

‘Though mine the

  

           

-

 

 

-

-

-

-



  

poco cresc.

mf espress.



-

spoke,



                  

Meno mosso 32

rit.

 Ring

poco f

  

   of

 

Em - pire

         

       

  

 

poco f espr.

 

 

  


39

      36

poco mp

Ne - ver

  





   

a - ny

    

Day

  

  

pas - ses



        

that

   

  

     

 

più f

one

          

        44

I

  

look

my

 

    



a - ny

 

 

      



  

                     mp legatiss.              

and

         

 

poco mf più leggiero

Door - way

marcato     

     

Dark - ens

p

               

40

p scuro       

He who

But

 comes

   not

in - to

   

emp - ty

His



Hand

  

hand - ed

                         più leggiero

  



   

  

 

 


40 48

    

poco mf e legato

   



52

poco accel.

-



-

-

-

                           più dim. poco f     4                             

Grows to Hon - our



  

  





poco f

Tempo primo

  q =62  

in

my

   Af - ter

 

this

 

BAL - KIS

 

  a

Se - cret

                                  p dolce sostenuto poco                 

56

   

 

hid - den

bo - som

  utt - er’d

rit.

-

-

-

-

  

 

From her

Night

  

p dolce

espress.

 

q. = 48

‘Ne - ver

     



    

Say - ing,

 



- meno mosso

3                                

   



Eyes.

mp

-



 

   


60

    

or

      

 

Morn - ing

Come - ly

  

Youth

  

be - fore me

41

  

 

pas - ses

When I

      

                                cresc.               

   

molto espress.

    64



look

long





 

-

ing

66    

   

self,



were

Say - ing





to

my -



 

   

   

 

mf espress.

‘Oh

ter

 

 

ten.

 

af -

ten.

      



ten.



He

Com - fort

 

 

 -

ing

                                           mp poco delicato

   

 


42

68

     of

 my

 

sick

                                     

cresc.

 

   soul.’

   poco mf   

     

      


43 7. Cypress Shadow

Moderato q = 68 SOPRANO

    

                         p dolce e mesto

                 4

     

7      

Lo - ver

          

  

dim.

 

                 

      so - li - ta - ry

          

     

p dolce

 

      p     Sat a

     

Self - dis - cour - sing in a cor - ner

                 

 

espress.

             

       

   

molto espress.

ten.                  

 

      

 

  



         


44

    10

    

   poco f

          poco f        

Pa - ssion - ate

   13

and



              e - ver - chan - ging In - vo - ca - tion pour - ing out.              

        

f   meno          16

Some

           

-

times

  

            

mf cresc.

      

       

  



    

    mf      

ten.

  

Moon

    

Some

ten.

  poco mp         

Sun

  

 

And

some - times

 

times

  

 

                   

-



 



poco f

       

   

un - der

 

     

 

   


45

      19

poco cresc.

       

     

Hy - a - cinth Half hid - den Ro - ses

 

 

or the lof - ty

    

poco più lento

        22

lit - tle Weed be - low.

  

   

      25

   

pp

poco più dim.

pp

- ga - ling,

   

    

Cy - press

and the

                                         

   

pp



  

     

     

   

     p    

  

                 

ad lib.

3

Night

     p

-

-

-

-

in

     

(colla voce)

  

più f ma leggiero

         

       

  

 3                  

   

night

-

-

-

-

in

  

 

 

  

 

-

  


46

mp  legg.                 28

      

ga - ling,

  

           night

  

    

-

-

-

    

Heard him

 

mp

  

and

  



 

com - plete - ly

    

         

-

in - ga - ling

-

-

-

    

thus

 

       

Tempo primo

a - no - ther

-

           -

                

poco cresc.                    31

    accel.

 dim.  

pu - zzled,

   

            

       

Quasi recit.

    

‘What,’

p sostenuto

     

        

quoth he,

   ‘and you

   

  a

      lo - ver Ra - ving

         poco p      

not,

 



mf più dramatico





    34


47

 ,                    37

not a - bout your Mis - tress



   



     

But a - bout the Moon and Ro - ses.

   





 

40 poco mf espress.                 

‘Oh

   



thou

that aim - est Wide of

and

 

  mp      

lo -

vers’



lan - guage

                 

 

espress.

  

                

43       

   Sun

     and

Moon

           

           dim.

are

but my

 

An - swered he,

      

mp legatiss.

    

   

Love

più lirico

La - dy’s

 

poco mp

Self

as

              

                      


48

        46

a - ny Lo - ver

knows

     

     poco mf            

    

      

  

   

  

49

            Rose,

         52

Cy - press

my

-



  

hair,

-

-

cheek

 

poco mf

Weed

That

      

legatiss.

in

her

   

   

           

-

-

-



-

-più lento

 

grows.



The

            

the wretch - ed

-

 

 

 

                         

her

f

self

rall.

her



   

    

Sha - dow

         

Hy - a - cinth

                    

   

 

        



 

  

ten.     

  

mf


49

8. A Signal out of Darkness

Lentorello. Brillante e leggiero

     

                          poco p mf                   

4

- sire

      

           

mf

      7

p

          

Ceil - ling

  

-

LAI - KHA

 blank

p                   



 

built

a

       ten.

cham - ber



                                    

an

un - tar

de -

f

legatiss.        

as

      

-

nish’d

  

 

Wall

 

and

      

  



Mir - ror

    

  

                                 



         

       

          

  

ZU

Bur - ning with





  

 





      

mf molto espress.



q = 72 TENOR


50

       10

Spot - less

     

  

as the Heart of

YU - SUF,

cresc.

dim.

meno f

      

spot - less

as

the Heart of

                                                 

                     

     13

YU -

SUF.

         

p dolce

  

Spot - less Heart.

                                                                                        

 

 

mf espress.

           16

Then she made a

  

cun - ning Pain - ter

  

più f

Mul - ti - ply



                            mp                           

  

 



her

Im

-

age

              

 




       19

        



poco rit.

  

-

-

51 - -

                                                                              it;

Not an inch of Wall but

ech - oed,





round

poco meno mosso

          22

cresc.

ech - oed with the

     

  

Re - flex

   

      p

più sost.

  

of her

   f

   

            f                   

                      espress. cresc.  espr.            

 ten.

Beau - ty.

accel. -

25

espress.

-

-

-

- A tempo

    mp

Then sat she

           

p

  

 

 poco   

    mp sostenuto      


52 28

down

    

    

     31

Tale,

  

   

and sent for

YU -

 

 

 

SUF.



   



be - gan

Tale,



She





be - gan

a

leggiero

dim.

 

          poco p poco        

   





a



poco mf



     

    a

 

Tale of

 Love

  

                                          

 

  



        

                     From her look he turn’d but  and lif - ted up her Veil.                                                                              34

poco cresc.


tur - ning, where - so - e - ver

 

   

     

53

   

dim.

e - ver

Look - ing,

 

saw her

    

poco più p

40

 



at

him

    

Then de - sire





 leggiero             

mp





a



-

rose



    

  

     



cresc.

 

  meno f

               

with - in

him,

dim.

 

he

was

                      

     



  



   

   

    

 

         



mf espress.

43

espress.



 

   

still.

        

look - ing

                                      

   

                

                         

    



           più f

37


54 46

al - most

  

      

yield - ing,



                                      

     

al - most

lay

- ing



Hon - ey

on

poco p

When a

 

 

dim.

 

                                 

52        

out

 

  

of

Dark - ness

  

  Sig - nal

      

p

          



 

her

                       

Lip,

       

 

                       

  

49

    

mf espress.



      

marcato    Spoke

to him,

   

                                  poco dim.                              



  


55

  legato             

poco mf

55

and

    

he

with - drew His





 

Hand

and

  

 

 

       dropt

the Skirt of

 

  

poco mf

cresc.

              

                          molto

     

poco f

   For - tune.               

  

più dim.

  

 

  

   

p subito

 



58

   

    

ppp

   


56

9. On the Sea-shore sat a Raven

Andantino q = 64 p espress. e legatiss.   SOPRANO        

     

the Sea - shore



 

        poco più f         and



from

the bit - ter cis

      

    

  

    

5

   

    

 

Ra - ven,

 

  -



 

Blind,

     poco

  

 



Drink

to

poco cresc.

  

tern forc’d his

  

on - ly

    

   



 

 

  

Sud - den - ly

the

Pel - i - can

draw.

       

    

9

,

   

pp dolciss.

   

sat a



On

   

cresc.

 

   

  

   

poco mf

  



 

  

    

    

    


   poco mf    

 

       

  

       

 

13

Fly

    17

-

ing

             

21    

Head,

     

rit.

 

dim.

 

Fly

-

o -

ver,

 



tune’s

 

   



-

-

-

  





    

 

     

 



Sha - dow,

   

-

ing



  

 

-

 

 

   

     

,

o - ver,

mf espress.

For

57

Cast

       

 

u - pon

   

 his



- A tempo p legatiss.

  



and

call - ing,

 

p espress.

   

     and

call

   



    



-

 

ing

 


58 rall.

    25

         

29

 

più f

   

‘Come,



 

   

    33

Sweet,

   

 

Son

 

 

   

-

-

- meno mosso q. = 52

 

 3

poor

sweet

-

3                         mf espr. p                     



  

-

  

    

-

3

  

  

cresc.

of

Salt,

          cresc.

          

  

più dim.



Wa - ter

mp



from

          

            

 

p

        

  

my

 

meno f

    and

   

    

 

taste

mp

  

  of

 Maw

  

  

                 


59 37

   

   

    

            

41     

     

-

- A tempo

-

p  q = 64   

    

ven,

‘If

I

   

taste



     

  

 

        45

I

have to

 

     

   

on

   



 may

   

 for

p

più f

    the

    

  e - ver

Salt

 

   

poco cresc.

Said the

             

Once,

  

 

live

  

 

it

   

               

   

   

espress. molto

Ra -

 

-

Sweet Wa - ter.

espress. molto

  

    

    



     

 

molto rit.

p

   

mp

 

 



 

ten.

turn to

loath - ing

              

 

   

 

p

    


60

     

poco mf espress.

49



And

      I

    

mp sostenuto e mesto

  

    53

(cresc.)

Shore

     

 

 to

 

sit

a

Bird

  



 

 

poco f





poco

ac -

curst

 cresc.  

Up - on

the

         

  

 

 

 

 

 

of

 

 



die

  



 

Thirst.

   


61

10. The Hand of Fate

Andantino q = 52

     

  

dolce ma penseroso



pp

   

5

 

  

 



(TENOR)

         



  



 

To

the

Ci - ty

 



 

poco mf



 

 

 

 

mp



  

mp espress.

     

 

 

 

 

 

  

9

  

  

p

 

 

   

poco mf

 




62 13

 dim. 

 

  

ma - ny

  

   

21

  

   Man  

  hun - gry

  

  

days

of

wait - ing

In - to

  

 

 

 

  

        

 

got

 

 

poco mf

     

be - fore

poco mf



 the

 ter



Kha - li - fa’s

 

and



the

-

 



 

poco mf

più dim.

af



  

poco più f

 

 

push’d

  

meno f

 

  

came a

  

17

meno f

 

 

poco



Ban - quet



Sup - per

   

    




25

  

 

  

as

Lip

poco cresc.



Lus - cious

the

   

   

of

    

63



poco mf

 

Beau - ty

Or

  

   

poco mp

  

29

dim.        El

  

 

   



33

   seen

   

the

 

poco cresc.

of

    

-

o

  

         cresc.

p

 

In

 

    

   

cresc.

 

 -

de

-

       

cent



      



Hun - ger

 

Sei - zes

up

  

  

 



mf legato

Soon as

  

  

mf legato

 

  

  



 

mp

- quence.

  

 

Tongue

 

 

  and


64 37

 meno f  swal

  

-

lows

   meno f   

41

 

45

wi -

      

   

      

   

Then

 

his

mouth

poco f e espress.

molto

  

 

Kha - li - fa,

 

 hear

  

poco f e espress.

 

 

un - daun - ted

 

  

     



 



poco

 



‘Oh





mp

ping,

  

  

poco p legatiss.

 



 

  

  

    

down

  

 

 





   me

say

 


65 49

 poco f     Not

at

   

a - ny

oth - er

  



   

   53

 

più dim.



 

sup

or

 

     

   



Ban - quet

Than

 

    

  



cresc.

of

thine

to

  

 

mp

dine.’

The

 

   

  

57

    -

li - fa

      

 

  

laughed

 and

   

  

 

  



mp





       

‘Fool!

    f

  

Kha -





 

, f con forza

an - swered,

  

 



      

   

ten.

meno legato, poco con brio

who

     

meno f

 

think - est,


66

         61

who

think

       

65    

 

 



Gate.’

to

    

         

   

       

est

Take

cresc.

68    

-

de

 

Fate.

  

      

-

      



ter -

    

mine

What is in the Hands of

   

 

 

 

 

from

the

 



 



and

thrust

him

f

    

   

  

 

 

       meno f ma marcato     

 



     



 


67

11. Living Water

Poco allegretto. Doloroso q = 72 SOPRANO

       

                      p delicato       

 

4            

mf legato

When be - fore Shir - u - eh’s

    

 Feet

  

 

pp

  

 

  

  

mf marcato

  



Drencht

in

 



                                          poco più f

       7

Blood

   

 

  

 

 

        

fell

 

legato



Kai Khus - rau

 

                                         


68

       10

 

  



   

 

13       

was

            

de - clared this

  

Pa -ra - ble,

     poco cresc.

            

    

Root

   he



  

   

       

cresc.

wax - ing

         

 



meno f

dim.

Wan - ton,

there



 



Wan - ton o’er the

    

 

 

16

  

‘Wretch!

a Branch, there was a Branch that wax - ing

cresc.           

     

  

                poco  f   

                        He

poco f

 



poco mf

 

drank from

  

At a

              

poco mf

  

 


69

     

       19

Draught

the

         

Li - ving

meno f  



Wa - ter,

       

 

Li - ving

 

 

                                          

rall.

   ten.       22

  

Wa - ter

        

      25



 

   

Drain’d where - with Him - self

to

         

 

-

-

-

  

crown.

    

    



-

 

  

meno mosso q = 56

          p            

 

          

 

         

 

-


70

      28

accel.

                   

A tempo q = 72 mp

       31



-

-

         



-

-



-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

       

-

-

 

-

-

   dim. 

 

poco più cresc.

   p

                                    p  mp mp                                                        Died

the

Root

35        pp       

                        

bar - ren

and

bar - ren

           pp          

And with it died the Branch

dim.

was

   

 

 brought

  

and

a niente

down.

               più dim.

       

-


71 12. Eden

Poco allegretto

   TENOR   

dim.            

p

    

cresc.

Quoth a Muez - zin

un - to Crest - ed Chant - i - cleer,

             p legato                                    

    

       

(poco sostenuto)

  più f        

      

4

               ‘Oh, Voice of

   

 

Morn -

         7

 

    

Voice

   

     

of

 



              

Not a Sage of

   

      



    

  

  

  

 

or

star - tles

at the Wing

of

             

                 meno f



   

Morn - ing,

Pro- phe - sies of Dawn



dim.

           

           

                   all the Sa - ges

ing,

 

  

 

     


72

      10

   



Time

        

like



   

13   

Thee.

                          mp                          

    

mf espress. e legatiss.

                    mf espress.               

   

16    

Beams

     legato

 of

 

 

ten.



Hea - ven,

 

                  



  

  

-

    

ter per - ching on the

 

  

            





One so Wise me - thinks were fit

      cresc.

mp

        

fit - ter Than with these poor

         

    mp                 


   

       

19

Hens

a - bout him ra - king

in

        a heap of

dim.

Dung.



73

mf espress.

   

One so wise were

                                         più leggiero                                 

22      

fit

 

 

       

  

  

poco cresc.

-

ter perch - ing on the Beams of Hea - ven,

the

p



mp

Hea - ven.’

  

 of

                             mp legatiss.                        

poco f 25      

 

Beams

                    

poco mf

 

 

 

 

 

 

dim.

 

 

‘And,’

    pp

   

  

the Cock - erel


74

           28

said,

‘in Hea - ven

  

  cresc.     

   

     31

 

once I was,

 

     

in

Hea - ven once I was,

  

   

dim.

  

poco mf

           But by my e -vil

       

           

  

              

Hea - ven.

 



Lust

               poco mf poco        

  in

    

 

am fall - en

down

       



 

 

34 cresc.    poco                               

to

ra - king

With my wretch - ed Hens a - bout me

                 dim.

   

 

        scuro

            

  

on the Dung - hill

                 


poco rit.

              

40    

        

O - ther - wise I were e - ven now,

e - ven now in E - den, E - den

With the Bird of

 

     

   

   

 

      

                        leggiero e lontano

43

    pp        

sostenuto



Pa - ra - dise,

  

   

 

 

          

 

Bird

of

 

 

  

 

the

 

  

                  3

 



 



the Bird



 

cresc.

                      

of Pa -ra - dise,



p

Pa - ra - dise,

più p



75

  

          the



 



poco p

dim. poco p

                3

Bird

- A tempo

      

mp dolce e dolore

 

-

espress.

poco mf

-

 

 

  

of Pa - ra - dise,

   

 



   37

 

in


76

          46

   



E - den,

I

    

    

                mp

Pa - ra - dise.

In

pp

dim.

  



  

 

  

 

 

 

E - den.’

p ma poco marc.

  

were e - ven nowin Pa - ra - dise,

                                              

                                     poco cresc. pp                      

     

50

poco

pp cresc.

   

mp

 

     


77

13. Night by Night Poco allegretto q. = 52 SOPRANO

    

mp dolce

 

When

              

     4

(scuro)     

Ca - naan

 

7

    

SUF

   

poco

  

       

YU -

      

   

    

  

 



  

mf espress.

         

  

mp

Night

 mp

 

 

by

poco p leggiero

  

poco più f

  

dim.

in the

      

 

 



Dark - en’d

      

      

    

p

 Night

      

 

the

 

ZU -

 

 

 

          Moon

Pri - son of

E

of

 

   -

gypt

      

 

      

   

LAI - KHA

   

 

 went

  to

     


78

       10

dim.

see

poco più f

Him

    

For

13

Night

     

 

by Night

     

poco mf

       For

    mp

    

 

   

      

cresc.



her Heart

 

was

      

     

Heart

was

ZU - LAI - KHA

 

più f

16



 

  

    

  più f 

her

 

  

 

 

bro -

  

     

ken,

Bro -

         

   

  

cresc.

   

went to

      

  

   

             

dim.

Him

      

ken.

   see

   

     

pp

 

bro - ken.

           pp              

   

                


79

    19

                    poco    legato

mf 22      Then

   said

to

     

     

 



 

         

of



Love’s



meno f  

Gar -

who

 

ne - ver

 

 yet

                                           

     

 

  

meno f legatiss.

One

  

25

ta - sted

  

      

  



her

  

   



 





poco p

den,

                    

  

   

p

  

      

    

Ne - ver

     

had

ta - sted

 

  


80

      28

of

 

Love’s



Gar -

         

 

 

      31

      

      



    34

     

   

‘Leav

      

-

    più f   

    

for the

            

swered

 

meno f

  -

 

Cham - ber

An

den

più f

 she,

Fel - on’s



   

    

est

thou

thy

-

lace

                           

 

       

     

Pa





Cell

      

 ‘With

               

                  

  

 

 

Lo -

ver

out

my

 

   

 


    

  

37

    

      

were

leggiero

     

      

  cresc.      40

    

    43

 

più f

   

più f

cresc.

 

   

Cham - ber Heaven’s Hor

 

  

Heaven’s

    

  Hor

 

   -

i -

-

i



zon,

più f

 

zon,



             

-

 

Heaven’s

   

poco

    

           

   

were

  

clo - ser



   

than

    

   

 

 

It

Hor -

Were my Cham - ber

        poco a poco cresc.               

    

 

dim.

  

 

poco f

Heaven’s Hor - i - zon,

    

81

         



- i - zon,

      

my

poco

an

Ant’s

 

  Eye




82

     46

più f

 



And

        

meno mosso

the

Ant’s

 

Eye

     

accel.

49          

than

 

 

   

   

rall.



-

-

-

 

-

-

-

      -

cresc.

-

-

-

-

Wi - der were

  

  





-

-

- A tempo

   

 

poco mp

Heaven,

wi - der were

than



-

                         mp leggiero                       

               

   



52

Hea

   

   

-

   -

    

 

ven,

 

 wi

    

 -

der

were

rall.

 

than

         

-

 

-

Hea -

 

  

-

 ven,

-

-

-

-

       

-


meno mosso

           

   

 

 

my

Lo -

ver

   più espress.    

     

   61

         

mp

  dim.

  

  

       

there.’

 



   

  

  

 

      poco    

  

  



        p

  

  



poco

  

                    

  mp    

   

     

 

  

  

with me

poco più lento

dim.

        

        

58

    

83

poco mf



      55





 



  ppp


84

14. The Wound of Azra

Allegro moderato

  TENOR   

con rubato

p sotto voce



     

più f  , 

 

Whis - pered one to WA - MIK, ‘Oh

                                 pp

,

  

 



  

p

A tempo q = 64 poco cresc.

     4

 

Thou

     7

        

Vic -

        

Wound

of

the

it

that



  

 

 

a

sha - dow

AZ

 

Mov

  -

est

mf

 

- RA

What

   mp    

 

        like

  

 

 

   

 

of

   

  



tim



is

  

 



 

thou

a

              

-

   p


      10

bout

poco

  

in

lence,

Si -

            legatiss. e leggiero      

    13

    in

Si

  

85 pp

-

   

p poco sost.

 

 

 lence,

     pp

meno f

dim.



Si

      16

-

 

di - ta - ting

                 



 

Night and Day?’

   



-

poco

 

 

lence,

     

Me - di - ta - ting Night

                  p sostenuto        

ppp

  and

Day?

 

 

p

 

più f

   

Me -

 

 

 

 

            

       

 

WA - MIK an - swered,

 

 


86

poco mp e sost.

        19

‘E - ven

 

this

to

  

   

fly

with

 AZ

 -

 

RA

                                             p

legato e sost.

  pococresc.        22

to

the

 

 

De - sert

    

ten.

mp

      

There

by

so

re - mote a

 



                                             

       25





Foun - tain

That which

meno f

 

 

 



   

  

e’er

way

tra - vell’d

poco più cresc. poco f

one

  League

                                                 


      28

meno f

  

 

on League,

League

 

on League,

One yet

                                          

 

       -

  

più f

31

   

Ne

ver,

-

 

ver

meet

mp sostenuto

There

 

to

                  

 

  pitch my

p sostenuto

 

 

should

ne -

      

    

dim.

    

   

   

                                          

34



poco cresc.

 

87

the Face

of Man

           

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 Tent


88

più f espress.

           37

  

for

 

e - ver there to

  p       

    

  

40

till

ga -

    

  

    

43

            

gaze

on

       

my Be -

    

     

      

 zing

   

   

 

  

her

   I

ed:

Grew

      

   gaze

on,

Gaze

   

out of Ga - zing

   



BE - ING

   

         

lov -



to

BE - ING,

      

 

                             


89

      46

She and

 

I

    

no



  

     

          49

 

 more

but

 

 

 

 

  

   

 

52       



 

     

    

 



in

one

un - di -

poco sost.

     

One

un - di - vi - ded be - ing



cresc.

 



    p

 

 

            

blen - ded.

      



- vi - ded be - ing blen - ded,

     

 

    



 

      


90

poco mf

      55

    

  

All

that

 

is

p

  

not

   

         

  

  

ONE

must

     

of

 

    

Ab

-

    

       

e - ver

 

 

 

mf

 

 

 

Wound

  from

the

 

 

meno f legato

 

sostenuto.

 



 

sence;

the

Wound

of

 

 

           

 

 



of

Ab

-

Ab - sence,

  

61

the



Suf - fer

sfz

58

Wound

sence,

p

   

For

but

in

                                           

  

    

  

p leggiero



   


91

      64

ONE -



3

NESS

U

 -

ni

 -

on.’

                                  

poco a poco cresc.

      66

  

 

    

 

       mf

     dim.

 

       


92

15. The Sculptor’s Passion

Con rubato. Brillante

  SOPRANO        

mf

        



      

5      

Moun

          

8     

SHIR -

       

  

  -

Adagietto

 3        3      3       3   f  p leggiero        

FIR - HAD,

meno f sost.



Love

 



 

IN

 

     

 

 

   

 



And SHIR - IN

the

   

Sculp -

  

Moul - der of the

     

dis - trac - ted

meno f

    

 

 

mf

 mf    

f legato e espress.          

tain

  

q = 54

 

look’d

to

 

       tor’s

Pas - sion



saw


     11

 and

           

turn’d

her

Heart

       14

marc.  

Fire of Jea - lous

            



Har - vest

           

to

dim.

 

Then

poco p



,

meno f

  

  

Caught

and

up



mp

, 

 

 

 

 

   

 

and

mf

     

Fren - zy

  

Him.

     

17      

 



93

fp

       

  

car - ried

up

    

the

 Har -

vest

car - ried

      



Of

the

 

the


94

  marcato        Might of KAI      20

   

23 p      

    

with

p

pp

   26

    

29

 

  

The Sculp - tor’s

of

     

 

Cup

he

poi - son’d

     

pp più espress.

  

Lord



of

   

 

  

 

 Love.

   



 





Fate

   

mp  

 



  

dolce ma penseroso

 

and

re - main’d

    



________

    

 



 

 

ten.

  

Hag





  

 

    

   

An - cient

 

   



 

 

mp 

 

 

that

 

KHUS - RAU.

  



 

Plot - ting

 



the

     


95

    31

3 3     3                  3    

  

32     

f sost. e espr.

  



 

So

but

3

      f legato 3            

35

    

meno f

   



cresc.

Arms

   

 

 

     

Fate

 

   



 that

3

Fate

SHIR - U - EH

with

 

 

the

 



dim.

      

ges

  

  

mf

   

dag - ger

        

 

   



a - ven -

  

    

 

3

And

 

at


96

      

   

           

     

38

once

from

mf

   

mp

  

the

mp

 

44    

Throne

cresc.

    

 

-

IN

tore



  

 

 

Hurl’d him

 

   

poco f

  

più cresc.

  

Glor - y,

Glor

-

y.

   



 

    

mp

     

più f

 

 

     

of

poco

  

him

                   

    

    

cresc.

from

  

SHIR



     41

sfz

  3

       sfz

  

  


97

16. The Hour of Harvest Andantino

  TENOR      

p



   

      

 

1.A Di - sci - ple asked a Mas - ter bywhat dis - re - gar - ded Dar - nel with its

                 

mp ,               5

poco mf

To - ken self

 cresc.               poco mp



should a Fa - ther a -dorns the Wheat - field

           

 

vouch And

son?’ Sea - son

      

   

   

  

,

9

 

   

Said the Mas - ter ‘By the Strip - ling Sat - is - fies the Far - mer’s Eye,

      mp

   

 

   colla voce     

  

cresc.

 ,    

   mp          

  

 

p legatiss.



   

mp

   

for for

his re - pu - ted all the Ear - ly

 

          più dim.                

       cresc.

How - so - e - ver But come once the



  

    

Late Hour

     p

 

    or Ear - ly of Har - vest

 


98

    13

            

    p

Like to And

 

  p       17

Wise or Fool - ish. and no Wheat am__

            p  

   21

      

   

  

 

dim.

 

the re - pu - ted Fa - ther Grow - ing, grow - ing whe - ther a - no - ther Grain shall an - swer, an - swer Dar - nel

         

1.

    

 

   

poco mp

    

  

2.

      

2. Lo

     

   

the

__ I.’ 1.

  

2.

     

    

    

poco

più f

 

               



rall.

  

-

-

-

   -



ten. e=e                               poco cresc.                              Attacca subito 


99

17. Morning

Andantino. Poco mesto q = 52 SOPRANO

          

   5

 

 dolce e legatiss.                                p  poco più f                     

mf espress.

 

Slum - ber drunk

     

an Man

    mp

mp

 

 

Slum - ber drunk,

 

       

   

Off his Ca - mel Tum - bled

  

              

 

9

mf

in the De - sert

                  

    

    

slum - ber drunk

  an

      Man

in the De - sert

                                      

   

p

 

 

 




100

         13

 

off his Ca - mel

   

tum - bled

ran,



  



      

Who

the ligh - ter of her bur - den

  



   ran u

poco più f

-

 

  

pon

her Road

 

 

 

    

   

21    

 

    

 

re

mp

  

3

  -

  

 

   joi - cing.

           

    

          

 



                     

       

ran,

                              

        17       

  

poco mf

  

 

             

    

poco cresc.

più dim.

  

 

 

    


   



mp dolce

25

When the

Man

  

woke at

Mor -

ning

 

 

Rubbed his Eyes

and look’d a-

 

   

                        p espress. e dolce poco             

 

poco rit.

    29

- bout

   

A tempo ma con rubato

p

   

‘Oh,

      

  

                    

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

pp sostenuto sempre

33

oh,

         

 

            p

    

-

 

q = 48

    him,

-

101

poco più f con rubato

 

pp

    

oh,

 

 

 

  

ppp



my Ca - mel,


102

              37

 

my

Ca - mel,’

 

quoth

he,

   più f

 

    

 

          Ca - mel of my

   45





 

 

     

 

3

  

     

poco

3

3

3

             Oh,

           p            



espress. molto

        

p lontano

Soul,

Soul.

    oh,

  



    

‘Ca - mel of my



41

   





   

oh,

     più f

   

       

3

poco

  


meno f

                     3 mp

49

oh,

     

         

3

3

3

3

oh,

mp

   

 

3

   

 



    

 

    



   

oh,

    

3

oh,

 

   

   

57

3

oh,

 

my

 

Ca - mel,’

  

 

 



quoth

he,

  

    

   Ca - mel



   

meno f



my

 

 

3

     

53                 

oh,

3

oh,

     p   



103

p

 

più f e espress.

 

‘Oh,

  Ca -

  

 mel


104

    61

   

dim.

of

my

Soul,

cresc.

 

Ca



  

 

   

64



-

mel

of



 

      

  

67

       

       



 

  



rall.

-

-

-

-



 

-



-

-

-

-

-

-

mf

 

-

that

    

 



 

   

-

  

  



mp

  

 

my





Soul

   





   

  

-


105

meno mosso

    70

lost



with

   



her

     

poco più rit.

      73

might

         

-

-

-

 





be

found

with

   

-

  

 

-

   

 

  



I

lost

might

be,



 

 

  



  

mf

 



     

- più lento f

f

Or

meno f

 

found,

   

she

meno f

 

 

                     cresc. a niente        10 June 2007 Me!’

Loughton, Essex

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