Alas! (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-14)  CPDL #62900:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2021-02-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 357 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Alas!
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: George MacDonald

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2007
Description: Text from George MacDonald's Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women.

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Original text and translations

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Alas, how easily things go wrong!
A sigh too much, a kiss too long,
And there follows a mist and weeping rain,
And life is never the same again.