The Voice (Huub de Lange)

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Editor: Huub de Lange (submitted 2007-09-27).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 160 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: The Voice
Composer: Huub de Lange

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2007

Description: Composition on a poem by Alice V. Stuart (1899-1983). See also A Christmas Fable and Four Stuart Songs.

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Original text and translations

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‘O mater Dei: memento mei’
Thus speaks the vesper bell
Sweeter than tongue can tell.

Throught the long-falling
Shadows of evening
Its softly tolling
Voice still implores
‘O mater Dei: memento mei’

In all my living,
My slipping and striving,
Faith and denying:
In my hard dying
‘O mater Dei: memento mei’

Though the clear bell tone
Trembles to silence
Still does its prayer
Deep in the heart of hearts
Ever reverberate,
Sounding, resounding
‘O mater Dei: memento mei’

Thus speaks the vesper bell
Sweeter than tongue can tell.