The Graceful Swan (Geoff Allan)
- Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2021-09-27). Score information: A4, 10 pages, 404 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 2021
Description: Inspired by the story of a "widowed" swan who finds a new mate. I wrote the words and music for piano and SATB choir. Similarities to Gibbons "The Silver Swan" and to Saint-Saens "The Swan" are wholly intentional.
Original text and translations
The graceful swan, who loving, mates for life,
Her spouse demised, was locked in lonely strife.
Long on the face of the dark and rippling sea,
Had but reflected image for her company.
But new dawn comes and now two lives restart,
And two swan necks will form a loving heart.