A Poet To His Beloved Op.40a (1993)

for tenor and piano

Poems by William Butler Yeats

c. 15'00"

I. A Poet To His Beloved
II. He Remembers Forgotten Beauty
III. He Hears The Cry Of The Sedge
IV. He Thinks Of His Past Greatness When A Part Of The Constellations Of Heaven
V. He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead
VI. He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven

Commissioned by Susan and Elihu Rose

Dedicated to Robert White

First performed by Robert White, tenor with the composer at the piano

Published by Theodore Presser Company ORDER MUSIC HERE

Recordings:
Curt Peterson, tenor (chamber version of first 5 movements) on Koch ORDER CD HERE
Robert White and Lowell Liebermann on Koch (tenor and piano version) ORDER CD HERE