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Through the Starry Ways 3 Songs for High Voice & Piano

David Lewiston Sharpe


Scoring High Voice Piano Duration: 6 mins approx. ________ He Hears The Cry Of The Sedge I wander by the edge Of this desolate lake Where wind cries in the sedge: Until the axle break That keeps the stars in their round, And hands hurl in the deep The banners of East and West, And the girdle of light is unhound, Your breast will not lie by the breast Of your beloved in sleep.

To His Heart, Bidding It Have No Fear Be you still, be you still, trembling heart; Remember the wisdom out of the old days: Him who trembles before the flame and the flood, And the winds that blow through the starry ways, Let the starry winds and the flame and the flood Cover over and hide, for he has no part With the lonely, majestical multitude.

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. W.B. Yeats (1865–1939)


Through the Starry Ways W.B. YEATS

David LEWISTON SHARPE

1. Girdle of Light Lentorello. Poco animato

    

q = 54 p mesto

 I

  

wan - der

  

poco ten.

    

p mesto

by the

  

 

I

wan - der,

Of this

I

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

   

   

     

edge

           

             5

    

 

wan - der,

   de - so -late

lake

        poco

      cresc.

by

this

de - so- late

  

lake

                          mp p sub.                                

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

   

 mp 

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Where

   wind

            

  cries

      

  

pp

  

       

 

in

più p

the

sedge

   

                                    Copyright © 2012 by David Lewiston Sharpe


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  

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

Un - til

  

 

   

 the

 

 

ax - el

break

   in



That keeps

the

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

             18

   

cresc.

 





their

round,

dim.

  

 

  

  

  

poco f  stars

         

     

poco f

 

    mp

And hands hurl

               mp                             

 

 

 

        

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the

ban -

     

   

ners

 





of

East

and

cresc.

     

  

 

 

           

 West

           

mp più intenso

  

   in

the

deep

        

             


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 

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mp



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

espress. molto



   

 

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 



the

gir - dle

 

 

of

light



         

un -

bound

legato poco cresc.

 

                               

    

  

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breast

        



of

your

be

      

  -

lov

  

 

 is

                           

mp

 

dim.

 -

dim.

ed

   

subito p legg. e delicato

p poco cresc.

   

Your breast will

 

 

in

not lie by the

  

p

 

   

sleep.

    pp

  

 

 


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2. Remember the Wisdom Adagietto

 q = 68  

  

p poco tenuto

    legato

Be you still,

      

p

   

 

 

        

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 

  

   

trem - bling heart;

        p     

     

 

   

   

  

   

 

 

Re-mem ber

      

  

be you still,

cresc.

the

 wis -



  3     

più f

dom

       3                pp

 

3

out of the old days

3

  

 

 

dim. molto cantabile ten.                                   

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Him who trem - bles

         

be - fore the flame

and the flood,

be - fore the flame and the flood,

                                                    


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   

    

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and the

winds

  

    

  

    

mf

 the

that

       

    

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 

winds

 blow

  



         through the

   

that

 blow

 

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 

più f

Let the

           mp piangevole      

 

        3

3

       dim.  

through the star - ry ways

 

              star - ry wind and the flame and the flood          p       

mp piangevole

      

 

         mf meno cresc.                  

ways,

   

 

   

cresc.

star - ry



       

cov - er

           cresc.    


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 

 

flottante

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 o

-

ver

  

and

             

hide

for he has

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

  

   

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-jes

  

    

-

no

part

with the

        

ti - cal mul - ti - tude.

                        

 

       

più dim.

lone - ly

    

ma -





pp

  

 

                 pp         


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3. He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven Poco lento. Struggimento

 q =56  

                               mf espress.                  

 

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       

   

 

dim.

    

                     f               

poco mp

  

Had

   

dim.

cresc. poco a poco

    

I the hea - ven's em -

  

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

       

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(cresc.)

mf

       

broi - dered cloths, En - wrought with

          

 

  

mp

gol - den and sil - ver

light,

dim.

       

poco p

The

                          dim.                


8

 

12

  

 

 

16

         

 

and the

dim

  

  

and the half -

light,

A tempo

light

20

 

p

   

,

più f

                            leggiero  poco a poco dim. p più f                              

blue

 

rit.

poco a poco dim.

  

       

 

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

and the

dark

più dim.

 

cloths of

and

   

poco cresc.

night

              mf

                         

 

          

I would

spread

mp

            

   mp                              

the cloths

,

un - der your feet:

         poco       

,


9

 

24

  But



 

poco

I,

          

     p

  

28

p

be - ing

poor,

   

       

   

  

pp

     

 

I have

dreams

spread

                pp             

  

32

my

have

   on - ly

        

my

dreams

         

poco cresc.

der your feet

               soft - ly be - cause you tread on dreams.  my                           sostenuto                         

 

  p   

     un -

  

Tread

      

  

p

 

 

più dim.

         pp



poco

p

 

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