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||Choric Song from the Lotos-Eaters
||Parry, Charles Hubert Hastings
- There is sweet music here that softer falls. Andante tranquillo
- Why are we weigh'd upon with heaviness. Allegro
- Lo! in the middle of the wood
- Hateful is the dark-blue sky. Allegro moderato
- How sweet it were, hearing the downward stream. Andante tranquillo
- Dear is the memory of our wedded lives. Moderato - lento
- But, propt on beds of amaranth and moly. Andantino
- The Lotos blooms below the barren peak. Allegro tranquillo
|Year/Date of Composition
||Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
|Composer Time Period
||Soprano Solo, Chorus & Orchestra
||All Music Guide
8 sections according to Chandos recording track listing, one for each stanza of Tennyson's poem (and have been set right- Choric Song from etc. is indeed the subtitle, not just the name of one of the 8 sections.) Finished as well as published in 1892 according to Dibble.
According to Allis (2003, Ashgate Publishing), "Parry’s Creative Process" (p.40; based on the kind of manuscript paper used etc.) this work was revised ca.1912.