About this work:
This is a setting of a Sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) for women's chorus and piano.
Published by Seesaw Music, but not yet available in Subito Music's online listing. Please call Subito at (973) 857-3440 to order the music.
Yes, call me by my pet-name! let me hear
The name I used to run at, when a child,
From innocent play, and leave the cowslips piled,
To glance up in some face that proved me dear
With the look of its eyes. I miss the clear
Fond voices which, being drawn and reconciled
Into the music of Heaven's undefiled,
Call me no longer. Silence on the bier,
While I call God---call God!---So let thy mouth
Be heir to those who are now exanimate.
Gather the north flowers to complete the south,
And catch the early love up in the late.
Yes, call me by that name,---and I, in truth,
With the same heart, will answer and not wait
Year composed: 2003
Ensemble type: Chorus, with or without Solo Voices:Unknown
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 S, 1 SS, 1 A