Under de stora träden

Under the tall trees

Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974)
performance time approx 1m 20s
Range S: c' – f'' / A: a♭ – b'♭ / T: c – f' / B: F – b
Price code: B
Complexity: **

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This quite wonderful poem evokes the magical and sensuous moment of twilight, when everything seems to soften and fade into everything else. The music should be sung as slowly as possible, with a quality of prayer about it.

Pronunciation guide included


Låt min skugga försvinna i din.
Låt mig förlora mig själv
under de stora träden.
De som själva förlorar sin krona i skymningen,
överlämnar sig åt himmelen och natten.

Pär Lagerkvist
Permission is being sought from the poet's estate for the use of this poem.


Let my shadow disappear in yours.
Let me lose myself
under the tall trees,
Which themselves lose their crowns in the twilight,
and surrender to the sky and the night.

(Canasg editors)

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