After (Elgar)

After (Elgar)

”After” is a song written by the English composer Edward Elgar in 1895, as his Op.31, No.1, with the words from a poem by Philip Bourke Marston.

The manuscript is dated 21st June 1895.

The song was first performed by the Irish baritone Harry Plunket Greene in St. James's Hall on 2nd March 1900, together with A Song of Flight, Op. 31, No.2.



:A little time for laughter,::A little time to sing,::A little time to kiss and cling,:And no more kissing after.

:A little while for scheming::Love's unperfected schemes ;::A little time for golden dreams,:Then no more any dreaming.

:A little while 'twas given::To me to have thy love ;::Now, like a ghost, alone I move:About a ruined heaven.

:A little time for speaking::Things sweet to say and hear ;::A time to seek, and find thee near,:Then no more any seeking.

:A little time for saying::Words the heart breaks to say;::A short, sharp time wherein to pray,:Then no more need for praying;

:But long, long years to weep in,::And comprehend the whole::Great grief, that desolates the soul,:And eternity to sleep in.


* [ Songs and Piano Music by Edward Elgar] has "After" performed by Amanda Pitt (soprano), with David Owen Norris (piano).


*Banfield, Stephen, "Sensibility and English Song: Critical studies of the early 20th century" (Cambridge University Press, 1985) ISBN 052137944X

*Kennedy, Michael, "Portrait of Elgar" (Oxford University Press, 1968) ISBN 0193154145

*Moore, Jerrold N. “Edward Elgar: a creative life” (Oxford University Press, 1984) ISBN 0193154471

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • After — indicates in common language a connection in time and/or location between 2 situations.It may also refer to: *After (novel), a book by Francine Prose * After... (visual novel) , a visual novel * After... (film) , a 2006 thriller film about urban… …   Wikipedia

  • Elgar Peterson Arena — Elgar Petersen Arena is an ice hockey venue in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. It has a seating capacity of 1,900. It is the home ice for the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. It is named after Elgar Petersen who has been a… …   Wikipedia

  • Elgar, Sir Edward — ▪ English composer in full  Sir Edward William Elgar   born June 2, 1857, Broadheath, Worcestershire, Eng. died Feb. 23, 1934, Worcester, Worcestershire  English composer whose works in the orchestral idiom of late 19th century Romanticism… …   Universalium

  • Edward Elgar — Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO (2 June 1857 ndash; 23 February 1934) was an English Romantic composer. Several of his first major orchestral works, including the Enigma Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance Marches , were… …   Wikipedia

  • Organ Sonata (Elgar) — The Worcester Cathedral organ for which the Sonata was written The Sonata in G major, Op 28 is Sir Edward Elgar s first sonata composed for the organ and first performed on 8 July 1895. It also exists in an arrangement for full orchestra made… …   Wikipedia

  • Cello Concerto (Elgar) — Sir Edward Elgar s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 was his last notable work, and is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire. History The piece was composed during the summer of 1919 at Elgar s secluded cottage named Brinkwells in Sussex,… …   Wikipedia

  • Symphony No. 3 (Elgar) — Edward Elgar s Third Symphony was incomplete at the time of his death in 1934. Elgar left 130 pages of sketches which the British composer Anthony Payne worked on for many years, producing a complete symphony in 1997, officially known as Edward… …   Wikipedia

  • Falstaff (Elgar) — Falstaff , though not so designated by the composer, is a symphonic poem in the tradition of Liszt and Richard Strauss. It portrays Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight of Shakespeare s Henry IV parts 1 and 2. tructureElgar set out the divisions of… …   Wikipedia

  • Polonia (Elgar) — Polonia is a symphonic prelude by the English composer Edward Elgar written in 1915 as his Op. 76.HistoryIt was first performed at the Polish Victims Relief Fund Concert in the Queen s Hall, London on July 6th 1915, with the orchestra conducted… …   Wikipedia

  • Concert Allegro (Elgar) — The Concert Allegro, Op. 46 by Sir Edward Elgar is a piece of music for solo piano. It takes about 10 minutes to perform. It is the only piano work he wrote that was designed for concert performance.[1] It is in the key of C major[2] and was… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”