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The Four Winds of Heaven for High Voice & Piano

David Lewiston Sharpe


Scoring High Voice (soprano, high mezzo) Piano

Duration: 5 mins approx.

Words from an ancient Egyptian Spell, addressed to the four winds (from the four cardinal points of the compass), in a translation by John L. Foster. The words have been set by the composer with kind permission of the author.


The Four Winds of Heaven Anon. ancient Egyptian text, c.2100BC, transl. John L. Foster

David LEWISTON SHARPE

Lentorello ma con moto q = 62

  

   

poco più f

 

       

          

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

off - ered me by the Mai - dens

   

   

 

  

    



winds



have been

        

  

The North Wind

             

 

mp

       

  mf     

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These

        

mf

     

mf espress.

   

   

is

car - ess

she who

     

   

  

es

sea - washed

 

 

più f



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

    

7

 

is - lands,

    



poco cresc.

spreads

wide

   

3

her wel - com

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

-



ing

arms

            

mf

3

     to the ends of the

  

 

  

                                                                Music © Copyright 2001 by David Lewiston Sharpe Words used with kind permission of the author.


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  

 

10

  

p

              Earth,

Grows quiet

 



at

night

  

      to

 

fur - ther her

lov - er's

  



 

p

  

 

de - signs

each

      

                                                           

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   

new

day.



        

to





She

is

the

         

           ered



f



f

15

off

me

  

      

 

 

breath

of

      



Life,



the

 

   

 

18

 



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



and

through

her

 

 

  

  mf

These

 

 

I

live.

winds

have been

 

     off - ered me

                             mf                                  



North Wind,

           mp                                                      

  

by

  

 

the

Maid - ens:

            

     

  

   

   

 


3

          

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The East

 

Wind is

     

3    

   she

who

rais - es

 

       

 

the

  3                                                

24

    

   dis - clo - ses

 

dawn,

makes

 

         

  

3

 



 

        

Largamente mf

when he strides

of

  

o - ver

 

   

 

                                                           mp calmato

Oh, let

   

   

Re

  mp calmato

 

hold

fast

to my arm,

 

 

   



of

god

           p

   -

i - zon.

      

 

 

3

                f

3

poco cresc.

         3

Place me there in his field,

      

 



  

 

 

   

      

3

at peace a - mid rush - es,

 

  

 



3

       3

 

        

      

 

A tempo

seeing,

3

ern hor

      



  -

 



      

 East

                      

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 

glitt - er ing way for the foot - step

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

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lash - es

3       

 





  

  

 

3

 


4

   

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più f

There

    

     

leave me

eat - ing and drink - ing,

   

 

     

  

 

 

           of

     

life,

 

     







the

East

Wind,

 

   

   through

   

her

I

 

 

  

   mf

   

These winds

    

have been

mf

me

 and

 

 

 

               



ered

the



 mf

 

     

live.

  

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

off - ered me by

 

            

mp delicato e legato

     

          



is

p

to



                               

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 

off

 



    

 

 

  She

 

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

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       

    -

p

3

Blessed by O - sir - is and Seth.

  

 

 

 

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breath

 

 

the

  Maid - ens

 

     

             

  

mf

This

 

is

the West Wind,

 



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


5

    

47

con brio

 

3

broth - er

      

to

  

   

50

    

   

53

    3

Ha,

fier - y lord

 

mp subito

  

of

   

Ia

 

-

aw,

bird

god

of

  

    

-

  

 

an - ces

  

   

 

 

p



 







  

 

tral

3     

     

still to the Land one once



-

             

3                   



 

Peo - ple

   



  

p

com - pan - ion

spring and

                         

day of the One

 

             

-

             

  

 

           

ev - er the share be - came two),

mf

A - live since the

3   3      

   

f

56

off

 

             

f 3   3      



de - sert,

 

              

      

   

 



Lap - wings,

   

of the Lib - y - an

mf calmato

 

              

  

  

im - age

    

 

            

   

3       

mp agitato

 

  f    

more.

 

(be - fore

He

  

is

the

 

             f


6

       

 

60

breath of

    

life,

  

  

allargando - - - - - meno mosso

 

     

the West Wind,

off - ered

 

 

to

 

and through him I

live



me

  

 

pp



                 



pp espress.

                                                            

64

     

  

mp mesto

These

 

winds

     

  have been

    

 

 

 

              

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poco accel. - - - - - - - - -

 

off - ered me by the Maid -

 

A tempo

cient

Source,

    

   

who flows from the an

 



 



     

                   

71

that life

    

     

 be

 

3

stur - dy

 

 and

  

   

  

         

mf piùttosto misterioso

3

god bring - ing E -

         mf

  

gypt

wa - ter

 

 





più f

pros - per.

 

This is the South Wind,

3

-

 

   

poco più f

ens.

3

Af - ri - can,

mp mesto

  

He

 

 

is

the

   

più f

  

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

             


7

         

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breath of

   

  

life,

 



the South Wind, off - ered

 

  f

     

     

to me

  



  

and through him I



 

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

         

 live.

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

        

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