Ah, Sunflower (Jon Corelis)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-08)  CPDL #24397:       
Editor: Jon Corelis (submitted 2011-09-08).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Ah, Sunflower
Composer: Jon Corelis
Lyricist: William Blake

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: SAT
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2011
Description: Musical setting for Blake's Ah,Sunflower. Technically in SAT range, but probably best suited to female alto. In this sound file, cello used to simulate voice, though it may be higher than a cello would actually go in performance, but it seemed to have the right timbre for the voice here.

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Original text and translations

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Ah, sun-flower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveller’s journey is done;

Where the Youth pined away with desire,
And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my sun-flower wishes to go.