‘Tis This – In Music


Poetry by Emily Dickinson
High or medium-high voice and piano


Karen Hayden, mezzo-soprano
Radha Upton, piano




(See full song text below)


Image: Sunset 2 – Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge by Michael (a.k.a. moik) McCullough licensed under CC by 2.0


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‘Tis This – In Music
Poetry by Emily Dickinson

The Love a Life can show Below
Is but a filament, I know,
Of that diviner thing
That faints upon the face of Noon—
And smites the Tinder in the Sun—
And hinders Gabriel’s Wing—

‘Tis this—in Music—hints and sways—
And far abroad on Summer days—
Distils uncertain pain—
‘Tis this enamors in the East—
And tints the Transit in the West
With harrowing Iodine—

‘Tis this—invites—appalls—endows;
Then—flings in Paradise—

Additional information

Score Type

PDF Download, Physical Score

Voice Type

High Voice, Medium-High Voice

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