|This is the first of the songs in "Chamber
Music" by James Joyce, a group of nine love poems in
a very romantic and imaginary language.
Moderately difficult with close harmonies and dissonances.
From the collection of 36 love poems called "Chamber Music" published in 1907.
The full set of 9 songs is also available: Chamber Music
in the earth and air Make music sweet
Strings by the river where the willows meet.
There's music along the river For Love wanders there.
Pale flowers on his mantle, Dark leaves on his hair.
All softly playing, With head to the music bent,
And fingers straying upon an instrument.