A Kiss of Blessing


Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

This second movement from a “A Burst of Song” begins with a gentle lyricism, takes a lively turn and then returns to the sweet and poignant opening theme. The poet's verses appeal to every singer and to anyone who has found solace in song.


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JS-031SV mezzo soprano solo, piano,flute,violin, cello 4:00 $10.00 https://joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.com/files/VMP031-SV_%20A%20Kiss%20of%20Blessing_0.mp3
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solo mezzo-soprano
mezzo soprano solo, piano,fl,vn,vc 4:00 $5.00
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instrumental parts (set)
flute, violin, cello 4:00 $10.00


Joan Szymko

A Kiss of Blessing

This song of mine will wind its music around you,
my child,like the fond arms of love.
The song of mine will touch your forehead
like a kiss of blessing.
When you are alone it will sit by your side and
whisper in your ear,when you are in the crowd
it will fence you about with aloofness.
My song will be like a pair of wings to your dreams,
it will transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.
It will be like the faithful star overhead
when dark night is over your road.
My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes,
and will carry your sight into the heart of things.
And when my voice is silenced in death,
my song will speak in your living heart.

— "This Song of Mine" (The Crescent Moon #38)