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Oh Would I Were the Roses

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By D. M. Gardner

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Choir, SATB, Choir - other voicings, SSATBB, unaccompanied - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by D. M. Gardner. Post-Romantic. Score. 8 pages. Published by D. M. Gardner Music (S0.68699).

Item Number: S0.68699

Oh Would I Were the Roses is a gorgeous addition to any concert setting!  Its flowing melodies and rich sonorities will delight and deeply move singers and audience members alike.

Now in C Major for easier reading!

Oh Would I Were the Roses is a setting based on the poem "A Song to Eleonora Duse in "Francesca da Rimini" by Sara Teasdale. This simple, but beautiful and lyrical poetry evokes a powerful emotional response, a sense of longing and a deeply passionate heart... A direct reflection of the life of the poet.

Oh would I were the roses, that lie against her hands,
The heavy burning roses she touches as she stands!
Dear hands that hold the roses, where mine would love to be,
Oh leave, oh leave the roses, and hold the hands of me!

*This work was originally performed in Cb major.  

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