Art Songs of Japan (Ross, Gertrude)



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Publisher. Info. Boston: White-Smith Music Pubishing Co., 1917. Plate 15047-19.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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Work Title Art Songs of Japan
Alternative. Title Yamata Shirabe, Traditional Japanese Themes and Poems ; Yamato Shirabe ; 大和調べ
Composer Ross, Gertrude
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 songs
  1. Old Samurai Prayer. Andante
  2. Butterfly (Chōchō [蝶々]). Leggierézza, non molto allegro
  3. Fireflies (Hotaru [蛍]). Allegro grazioso, leggiero assai
  4. Love-Lay Indited by the Mikado Temmu, A. D. 673–86, From the Manyôshiu. Moderato assai
  5. Slumber Song of Izumo. Andantino
  6. Fuji (Ode to the Mountain Fujiyama). Lento molto Nobile - Andante maestoso
Text Incipit see below
  1. May the Springs purely flow
  2. Butterfly, Butterfly! Light upon a Na-leaf, pray! ; Chōchō! Chōchō! Na no ha ni tomaré!
  3. Fireflies, Fireflies, Already sparkling, and it is not yet dark!
  4. Lo! on Mikane's heights, In fair Yoshino's Land (Man'yōshū, Part 1 No.25)
  5. Sleep, baby sleep! On mountains steep ; Nenneko O-yama no Usagi no ko
  6. A thousand times I gaze upon thy form
Librettist see below
  1. Komachi Ono no (ca.825–ca.900), translated by Clara A. Walsh
  2. Child's Song, Province of Izumo, translated by Clara A. Walsh
  3. Traditional, translated by Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904)
  4. Emperor Tenmu (ca.631–686), translated by Clara A. Walsh
  5. Traditional (700 A. D.), translated by Clara A. Walsh
  6. Arikoto Chigusa (1796–1854), translated by Clara A. Walsh
Language English, Japanese (Nos.2 and 5)
Dedication see below
  1. Ruth St. Denis
  2. Yvonne de Treville
  3. Yvonne de Treville
  4. Estelle Heartt Dreyfus
  5. Corinne Ross
  6. E. Templer Allen
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation low voice, piano