This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.
Song Cycle: Songs of Travel
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Copyright: varies by song
The Internet Archive has Songs of Travel Part 2 in the medium key.
- The Vagabond (©1905)
- Let Beauty Awake (©1907)
- The Roadside Fire (©1905)
- Youth and Love (©1907)
- In Dreams (©1907)
- The Infinite Shining Heavens (©1907)
- Whither Must I Wander? (©1912)
- Bright is the Ring of Words (©1905)
- I have trod the upward and the downward slope (©1960 – not public domain)
There is an entry on Wikipedia for this song cycle.
Recmusic.org has texts and translations for this cycle.
This song cycle presents some odd copyright issues. The last song in the cycle was “discovered” after the death of the composer, and was then included by the publisher with a new copyright. (Conveniently, just as the copyright was due to expire on the original set.) Thus, the complete cycle, as it is now understood, will not fall into the public domain in the US for many years. However, the US copyrights on the first 8 songs have already expired.
The last song cannot be posted here but the complete cycle can be purchased quite inexpensively via the following links:
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|Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel – Low Voice Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Collection for low voice solo and piano accompaniment. 40 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48009639)
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|Ralph Vaughan Williams: Songs of Travel – High Voice Texts by Robert Louis Stevenson, composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Collection for high voice solo and piano accompaniment. 40 pages. Published by Boosey & Hawkes. (HL.48009640)
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