The Triumph of Time

Composed by Adela Maddison (a.k.a. Mrs Brunning Maddison, 1862-1929), from Twelve Songs (Op. 9, No. 3), 1895, London: Metzler & Co. This is a really terrific adaption, translation, or perhaps transmutation of Swinburne’s text. Moody, elemental, maybe it’s music that’s playing poetic and musical phrasing off against each other. For a copy of the full score, please click here: Triumph_of_Time final score.

Words by A. C. Swinburne (Poems & Ballads, First Series, 1866)

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