To Music

  • for voice and piano

  • Duration 2' 30"


by Gerard Manley Hopkins

original title (when composed in 1991) "To Caroline"


sheet music (PDF with permission to print or download) available from via this website: GBP 8.00

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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.