5 Songs from the Chinese Poets, 1st Series (Bantock, Granville)

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Publisher. Info. London: J. & W. Chester, 1918. Plate J. & W.C. 3782.
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Work Title Five Songs from the Chinese Poets, 1st Series
Alternative. Title
Composer Bantock, Granville
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 songs
  1. The Old Fisherman of the Mists and Waters
  2. The Ghost Road
  3. Under the Moon
  4. The Celestial Weaver
  5. Return of Spring
Text Incipit see below
  1. The Lady Moon is my lover
  2. The winds and the pines are whispering
  3. Under the crescent moon's faint glow
  4. A thing of stone beside Lake Kouen-ming
  5. A lovely maiden, roaming
First Publication. 1918
Librettist Launcelot Cranmer-Byng (1872-1945)
after Chinese poets of the 8th and 9th centuries
  1. Chang Chih-Ho (Zhizhang He, 659–744), from A Lute of Jade
  2. Tu Fu (Fu Du, 712–770), from A Feast of Lanterns
  3. Li Po (Li Tai Po, 701–762), from A Lute of Jade
  4. T'ung Han-Ching (fl.800), from A Lute of Jade
  5. Ssu-K'ung Tu (Tu Sikong, 837–908), from A Lute of Jade
Language English
Dedication To my Friend Alvin Langdon Coburn
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voice, Piano