With Rue My Heart Is Laden
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*WITH RUE MY HEART IS LADEN (SATB) Wallace De Pue set music to A. E. Housman’s haunting poem:
With rue my heart is laden, for golden friends I had,
for many a rose-lipped maiden and many a light-foot lad.
By brooks too broad for leaping, the light-foot lads are laid.
The rose-lipped maids are sleeping, in fields where roses fade.
This piece is somber in nature and provides an excellent contrast to a program of up-tempo compositions. This music is as pensive and delicate as the highly emotional text.
Vocal ranges are: Soprano: C1–g2; Alto: g–c2; Tenor: G1–g2; Bass: G–D1. Medium difficulty. The recording is from a live performance. Duration, 1:53. You may acquire information about the composer at: www.wallacedepue.com . You may purchase the piece by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . The work will be posted today or tomorrow in the Composition Showcase.