for baritone, chorus and orchestra
Songs of Farewell
for double chorus and orchestra
Double Chorus: 'How sweet the silent backward tracings!'
Chorus: 'I stand as on some mighty eagle's beak'
Chorus: 'Passage to you! O secret of the earth and sky!'
Double Chorus: 'Joy, shipmate, joy!'
Chorus: 'Now finalè to the shore'
Songs of Sunset*†
for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra
Chorus: 'A song of the setting sun!'
Soli: 'Cease smiling, Dear! a little while be sad'
Chorus: 'Pale amber sunlight falls'
Mezzo-soprano: 'Exceeding sorrow consumeth my sad heart!'
Baritone: 'By the sad waters of separation'
Chorus: 'See how the trees and the osiers lithe'
Baritone: 'I was not sorrowful, I could not weep'
Soli, Chorus: 'They are not long, the weeping and the laughter'
Sally Burgess mezzo-soprano*
Bryn Terfel baritone†
Members of the
27-28 February 1993