We'll Go No More A-roving

We'll Go No More A-roving
Song for Baritone and Piano






My setting for a poem by Byron.

The synth voices are choral ahs, even though the singers are supposed to be single voices.

You can hear the demo audio file on this site here Well_Go_No_More_A-roving_Song_for_Baritone_and_Piano_Aug2022.mp3

while looking at the lyrics below.  

Alternatively, the audio file with simultaneous score display is on MuseScore We'll Go No More A-roving

Comments welcome.


(Note:  on some systems it may sound that there is too long a silence after line 8, but all but a quarter note of that is supposed to be filled buy a sustained pp piano chord, which may not be audible on some playback.)


The lyrics:

So, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.


Please note that while this composition is based on a poem in the public domain, my setting of it is an original creative work under copyright. For performance permission, please see my permissions page

Sources: Text from The Complete Works of Lord Byron v. 2 Paris BAUDRY'S EUROPEAN LIBRARY 1840
Image: Lord Byron, a coloured engraving, artist unknown

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  • The demo audio is recorded very well.

    The vocals are so sublime, very good singers.

    Lovely creation.


    • Thanks, I'm glad you liked it.

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