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
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
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
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