Τρίτη, 13 Απριλίου 2010

Nocturnes

HOW SWEET THE MOONLIGHT

How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.

"The Merchant of Venice, Act 5, Scene 1 "
William Shakespeare



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"How sweet the moonlight" from The Merchant of Venice OST.
Composed by Jocelyn Pook and performed by Andreas Scholl





WITH WAND' RING STEPS

The world was all before them,
Where to choose their place of rest,
And providence their guide:
They hand in hand With wand'ring steps And slow,
through Eden Took their solitary way.



From "A Paradise Lost"
By John Milton



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"With wand'ring steps" from the Merchant of Venice OST
Composed by Jokelyn Pook and performed by Andreas Scholl




BRIDAL BALLAD

The ring is on my hand,
And the wreath is on my brow;Satin and jewels grand
Are all at my command,
And I am happy now.

And my lord he loves me well;
But, when first he breathed his vow,
I felt my bosom swell -
For the words rang as a knell,
And the voice seemed his who fell
In the battle down the dell,
And who is happy now.

But he spoke to re-assure me,
And he kissed my pallid brow,
While a reverie came o'er me,
And to the church-yard bore me,
And I sighed to him before me,
Thinking him dead D'Elormie,
"Oh, I am happy now!"

And thus the words were spoken,
And this the plighted vow,
And, though my faith be broken,
And, though my heart be broken,
Here is a ring, as token
That I am happy now!

Would God I could awaken!
For I dream I know not how!
And my soul is sorely shaken
Lest an evil step be taken, -
Lest the dead who is forsaken
May not be happy now.


Edgar Alan Poe

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"Bridal ballad" from the Merchant of Venice OST
Composed by Jokelyn Pook and performed by Hayley Westenra




HER GENTLE SPIRIT

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From the Merchant of Venice OST
Composed by Jokelyn Pook