Text: Richard Kendall Munkittrick (1853-1911)
Note: this song is very short, but was much praised by Lang’s contemporaries.
Free at Art Song Central:
- PDF: Ghosts
- Key: A♭ Major
- Range: F4 – F5
Elsewhere on the Internet:
- Source available in Project Gutenberg’s edition of Contemporary American Composers, along with a midi file.
- Also in Google Book’s editions of Contemporary American Composers, and Godey’s Magazine
- Available here thanks to Project Gutenberg: Ghosts
Out in the misty moonlight, the first snow flakes I see,
As they frolic among the leafless boughs of the appletree.
Faintly they seem to whisper, as round the boughs they wing;
“We are the ghosts of the flowers who died in the early spring.”