A Clear Midnight
for voice and piano
Text by Walt Whitman
ca. 4 minutes
Premiered April 2014 by Emily Walton, mezzo-soprano and Eric Heumann, piano
A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death and the stars.
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