Love's Minstrels (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
- Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2019-01-02). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 1.66 MB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Scanned score
Original text and translations
One flame-winged brought a white-winged harp-player
Even where my lady and I lay all alone;
Saying: "Behold this minstrel is unknown;
Bid him depart, for I am minstrel here:
Only my songs are to love's dear ones dear."
Then said I "Through thine hautboy's rapturous tone
Unto my lady still this harp makes moan,
And still she deems the cadence deep and clear."
Then said my lady: "Thou art passion of Love,
And this Love's worship: both he plights to me.
Thy mastering music walks the sunlit sea:
But where wan water trembles in the grove,
And the wan moon is all the light thereof,
This harp still makes my name its voluntary."