Classic Poetry: Orpheus With His Lute (William Shakespeare, 1564-1616)

Image adapted from a painting by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875)

Orpheus with his lute made trees

And the mountain tops that freeze

--Bow themselves when he did sing:

To his music plants and flowers

Ever sprung; as sun and showers

--There had made a lasting spring.


Orpheus With His Lute


von Ralph Vaughan Williams
1. Strophe W. Shakespeare
2. Strophe Th. Bremser
Arrangement für Laute und Altus von Thomas Bocklenberg
Thomas B Duo
Live am 30. November 2007 OaR4.6
Thomas Bremser, Altus
Thomas Bocklenberg, Laute


Every thing that heard him play,

Even the billows of the sea,

--Hung their heads and then lay by.

In sweet music is such art, 10

--Killing care and grief of heart

--Fall asleep, or hearing, die.

1 comment:

  1. Admin. note:

    The reflecting pond has been added to the original Corot painting.


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