To Edith

First line:
So like a flower, thy little four-year face in its pure freshness
author of text

Harmony Ives supplied the text of To Edith, a tender paean to the Iveses’ four-year-old adopted daughter, in January 1919. The music was adapted, as Ives noted, from an old song (now lost) that he had written in 1892.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 2008

Harmony rédigea le texte de To Edith, qui apostrophe tendrement sa fille adoptive, alors âgée de quatre ans (janvier 1919). Comme il le précisa, Ives retravailla cette musique à partir d’un vieux chant de 1892, désormais perdu.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 2008
Français: Hypérion

Harmony Ives lieferte den Text zu To Edith, einer zarten Huldigung der vierjährigen Adoptivtochter der Ives’ im Januar 1919. Die Musik stammte aus einem (heute verschollenen) Lied, das er 1892 geschrieben hatte.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 2008
Deutsch: Renate Wendel


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Track 26 on CDA67644 [1'27]

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