Im Mai - (2016)
for tenor and piano
Blumen um mich her,
Wie sie lachend stehn!
Adam hat nicht lachender
Sie am Phrat gesehn.
Hier, die schöne grüne Flur,
Hier, der Wald, und der Waldgesang!
O Natur, Natur,
pages, circa 1' 30"
Myriad flowers surround me,
Cheerfully they stand!
Adam was not more greatly
Bemused in Euphrates' land.
Here, these beauteous fields of green,
Here, forests stream with song-rich banks!
O Nature in its mien,
rhymed paraphrase of the composer
simple setting mover briskly along, a raised fourth coloring the repeated
chords surrounding the tonic pedal. The vocal part should by as lyric as
possible, light rubato a piacere. For other settings of Claudius'
The score for Im Mai is available as a
free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of
the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on
the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.