The Parting Kiss

for voice, viola and piano

Oliver Iredale Searle

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for voice, viola and piano

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Composer Oliver Iredale Searle
Year of Composition 2011
Duration ca.4'
Instrumentation Voice, Piano, Viola
Categories (all composers) , , , , ,
Catalogue ID ce-os1tpk1


Humid seal of soft affections,
Tenderest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections
Love’s first snowdrop, virgin kiss!
Speaking silence, dumb confession,
Passion’s birth, and infant’s play,
Dove-like fondness, chaste concession,
Glowing dawn of future day!
Sorrowing joy, Adieu’s last action,
(Lingering lips must now disjoin),
What words can ever speak affection
So thrilling and sincere as thine!

Robert Burns

For Kate and Alistair, on their wedding day; 30th of April, 2011