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Plays: 4422

song cycle for baritone and chamber orchestra

IV. We are no other than a moving row (opening)

Duration: 01 mins 19 secs

Gerald Finley/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/John Storgårds
(p) and © 2016 Ondine Oy, Helsinki
Ondine ODE 1274-2

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Text heard on Sample:

We are no other than a moving row
Of visionary Shapes that come and go
Round with this Sun-illumin'd Lantern held
In Midnight by the Master of the Show;
But helpless Pieces of the Game he Plays
Upon his Chequer-board of Nights and Days

Hither and thither moves and checks and slays;
And one by one back in the Closet lays
Hither and thither moves and checks and slays
And one by one back in the Closet lays...

Text: Omar Khayyám.
Translation by Edward FitzGerald

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