To the Etruscan Poets (Huub de Lange)

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Editor: Huub de Lange (submitted 2007-11-30).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 111 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: To the Etruscan Poets
Composer: Huub de Lange
Lyricist: Richard Wilbur

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2007
Description: Composition on a poem by Richard Wilbur. Song #4 of Four Wilbur Songs.

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Original text and translations

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To the Etruscan Poets

Dream fluently, still brothers, who when young
Took with your mother's milk the mother tongue,

In which pure matrix, joining world and mind,
You strove to leave some line of verse behind

Like still fresh tracks across a field of snow,
Not reckoning that all could melt and go.

Richard Wilbur