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"The Myths of Alkan"
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Music by JACK GIBBONS
Words by CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Sung by Ann Mackay (soprano)
Accompanied by Jack Gibbons (piano)
Recorded by Tony Faulkner
at Henry Wood Hall, London
November 17th 2003
Music copyright Jack Gibbons 2001
Performance copyright Jack Gibbons 2003
picture right: Ann Mackay
Jack Gibbons' song The Bourne is a setting of the poem of Christina Rossetti, the 19th century poet and sister of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Jack Gibbons' song setting was completed in the summer of 2001.
words by Christina Rossetti
Underneath the growing grass,
Underneath the living flowers,
Deeper than the sound of showers:
There we shall not count the hours
By the shadows as they pass.
Youth and health will be but vain,
Beauty reckoned of no worth:
There a very little girth
Can hold round what once the earth
Seemed too narrow to contain.
Christina Rossetti with her mother
(photo Lewis Carroll)
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