Part of a series or song cycle:
Hermit Songs (Op. 29)
At the cry of the first bird
They began to crucify Thee, O Swan!
Never shall lament cease because of that.
It was like the parting of day from night.
Ah, sore was the suffering borne
By the body of Mary's Son,
But sorer still to Him was the grief
Which for His sake
Came upon His Mother.
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Previously performed at:
- 19 Oct 2021: 71. Ailish Tynan: Hark, Hark! The Lark
- 11 Oct 2021: 21. Nature's Musicians
- 18 Oct 2019: 40. Fairy Tales - Stanford to Sondheim: Kitty Whately & Simon Lepper
(As part of a song cycle/series:)
- 17 Oct 2021: 56. Ferrier Winners Recital: An American Pilgrimage
- 26 Oct 2018: Come, Comfort of the World: Kate Royal & Joseph Middleton