for voice and piano
- Duration 2' 30"
original title (when composed in 1991) "To Caroline"
this work features on the Experience CD (sung by soprano) - click for details
and also on the High CD (sung by tenor) - click for details
In your strings is hid a music that no hand ever let fall,
In your soul is hid a pleasure that you have not known at all;
Pleasure subtle as your spirit, strange and tender as your frame,
Fiercer than the pain that folds you, softer than your sorrow’s name.
By God, I will not fear,
I will learn you, I will play you, and the stars stand still to hear.