Songs of Experience: 2. The Garden of Love


William Blake (1757-1827)

Fall 2014 Release.

One of a grouping of three settings of poetry by William Blake from his “Songs of Experience” (1794) Alto solo.

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Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
JS-004.2 SATB, alto solo, cb 2:45 N/A


Joan Szymko

The Garden of Love

I went to the Garden of Love,

And saw what I never had seen:

A Chapel was built in the midst,

Where I used to play on the green.

And the gates of this Chapel were shut,

And Thou shalt not. writ over the door;

So I turn'd to the Garden of Love,

That so many sweet flowers bore.

And I saw it was filled with graves,

And tomb-stones where flowers should be:

And Priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds,

And binding with briars, my joys & desires.