A minor bird (Crys Armbrust)

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  • (Posted 2016-12-04)   CPDL #42192:   
Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2016-12-04).   Score information: Unknown   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • CPDL #29937:     
Editor: Crys Armbrust (submitted 2013-08-23).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 346 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Preamble to one-act opera BRAN (in-progress).

General Information

Title: A Minor Bird
Composer: Crys Armbrust

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published:

Description: Original setting of Robert Frost text from West-Running Brook, 1928.

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song.