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In 1905 Bridge set his second Herrick poem, Fair daffodils, revising it for publication in 1919. Though not possessing the haunting memorability of Delius’s version this is much more naturally pianistic, and has a character of its own.
This important release brings together all forty-five of the songs composed by Frank Bridge, performed by a fine group of singers under the impeccable direction of Roger Vignoles, and represents a further revelation of the wealth of ‘English Renai ...» More
Fair daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon; As yet the early rising sun Has not attain’d his noon. Stay, stay, Until the hasting day Has run But to the evensong; And, having pray’d together, we Will go with you along.
We have short time to stay, as you, We have as short a spring; As quick a growth to meet decay, As you, or anything. We die, As your hours do, and dry Away, Like to the summer’s rain; Or, as the pearl of morning’s dew, Ne’er to be found again.
Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
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