Eldorado (Jon Corelis)

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  • (Posted 2011-09-05)  CPDL #24365:       
Editor: Jon Corelis (submitted 2011-09-05).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 79.1 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Eldorado
Composer: Jon Corelis
Lyricist: Edgar Allan Poe

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: Harp

First published: 2011
Description: My setting for Poe's poem EldoradoLink to the English Wikipedia article. The melody is my arrangement of the traditional Scots ballad The Dowie Dens o' Yarrow, which exists in many versions, none of which I've seen or heard is exactly like mine. Female synth la-la voice used for vocal.

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Original text and translations

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Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"