Under the silver moon

Joseph Barnby (1838 – 1896): Sweet and low (1863), testo di Alfred Tennyson (da The Princess). New York Polyphony: Geoffrey Williams, controtenore; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenore; Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritono; Craig Phillips, basso.
(«Geoff would like to apologize for wearing shorts to a video shoot».)

Sweet and low, sweet and low
 Wind of the western sea,
Low, low, breathe and blow,
 Wind of the western sea!
Over the rolling waters go,
Come from the dying moon, and blow,
 Blow him again to me,
While my little one, while my pretty one, sleeps.

Sleep and rest, sleep and rest,
 Father will come to thee soon;
Rest, rest, on mother’s breast,
 Father will come to thee soon;
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
 Under the silver moon!
Sleep my little one, sleep my pretty one, sleep.


Barnby, Sweet and low


luna piena
…oggi luna piena…