Under de stora träden

Under the tall trees

Music: Sheena Phillips, Words: Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974)

Voicing: SATB

Performance time approx: 1m 20s

Range S: c' – f'' / A: a♭ – b'♭ / T: c – f' / B: F – b

Price code: B


This quite wonderful poem evokes the magical and sensuous moment of twilight, when everything seems to soften and fade into everything else. The music should be sung as slowly as possible, with a quality of prayer about it.

Låt min skugga försvinna i din.
Låt mig förlora mig själv
under de stora träden.
De som själva förlorar sin krona i skymningen,
överlämnar sig åt himmelen och natten.

© Pär Lagerkvist Estate and used with permission.


Let my shadow disappear in yours.
Let me lose myself
under the tall trees,
Which themselves lose their crowns in the twilight,
and surrender to the sky and the night.

(Canasg editors)

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Under de stora träden

Sheena Phillips


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