Sunday, July 18, 2010

Russian A Capella Folk Song

Summer Landscape, 1879

Painting by 19th century Russian Artist

Summer Landscape, 1879

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Lydia said...

It might be possible to find a CD of this group and enjoy listening to this sublimely beautiful singing at home. You can also buy this piece for your computer music collection.

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful, I wonder what the words are to the song.

Lydia said...

The Lonely Coach Bell

Oh, how lonely the coach bell is ringing,
And the dust from the road fills the air.
And the coachmans sorrowful singing
Floats across the wild fields in despair.

That sad song overflows with such feeling,
So much grief can be heard in that strain,
That my cold heart, long hardened and weary
In my bosom was kindled again

I recalled other nights, other wandrings,
And the fields and the forests so dear,
And my eyes, which so long have been arid,
Became moistened like jewels with a tear.

Oh, how lonely the coach bell is ringing,
As it swings in the night to and fro.
And my coachman has now fallen silent,
And I still have a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

YOur word, sublime, really fits.
Lynn M