The Dream (Ambrose Davenport)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-09)  CPDL #76164:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-09).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 341 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Dream
Composer: Ambrose Davenport
Lyricist: Heinrich Heine
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1877 Davenport Bros.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Each night in dreams thou comest to me,
I hear thee gently calling;
And then, loud weeping, leap to thee,
At thy dear feet down falling.

Thou lookest on me so mournfully,
Thy fair blonde tresses shaking;
Then from thine eyes all tremblingly,
The pearly tears come breaking.

Thou breathest a word in undertone,
And givest me cypress braided:
I wake, the cypress wreath is gone,
The word from memory faded.

trans. from Christian Johann Heinrich Heine