4 Geisha Songs (Young, Dalhousie)

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Roemerle (2008/8/5)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Cincinnati: John Church Company, 1909.
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General Information

Work Title 4 Geisha Songs
Alternative. Title
Composer Young, Dalhousie
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 songs
  1. Song of the Plum Tree (Ume No Uta ; 梅の歌) (A minor)
  2. Song of the Pine Tree and Cherry (Matsu To Sakura No Uta ; 松と桜の歌) (G major)
  3. Pollow Song (Makura No Uta ; 枕の歌) (E major)
  4. Song of the Well-Rope (Tsurube No Uta ; 釣瓶の歌) (G major)
Text Incipit see below
  1. Mock not the withered leaf of the plum tree
  2. Though I may sing of beautiful women
  3. Sleeping beside thee, no need of pillows
  4. Neighbour, see how sweetly the wild flowers are growing entwined in my well rope [朝顔や釣瓶とられてもらひ水]
First Publication. 1909
Librettist see below
1–3. Anonymous. Adapted in the English version from translations by Osman Edwards (1864-1936)
4. A Hailkai by Chiyo (Chiyo-ni, 1703–1775) translated by Dalhousie Young (1866–1921)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation High voice, Piano