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A piece for Tenor, Flute and Violin. Text by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Text of Low and Humble

  • Low and Humble

    Music for Flute, Violin, and Tenor Joseph Buchheit

  • My Low and Humble Home Nathaniel Hawthorne

    I left my low and humble home,

    Far from my Father's fields to roam. My peaceful cot no more had charms,

    My only joy was War's alarms. I panted for the field of fight,

    I gaz'd upon the deathless light, Which o'er the Hero's grave is shed,

    The glorious memory of the dead. Ambition show'd a distant star,

    That shed its radiance bright and far, And pointed to a path which led O'er heaps of dying and of dead;

    Onward I press'd with eager feet, And War's dread thunder still would greet

    My reckless ears. Where'er I trod, I saw the green and verdant sod,

    Turn red with blood of slaughter'd foes, And Fury veil'd in smoke arose.

    I gain'd the envied height; and there, I sigh'd for that lone cottage, where

    The early hours of life flew by, On wings of youthful ecstacy.

    Too late I found that Glorys ray, Could never bring one happy day.

  • Performance Notes

    Time Length: About Six Minutes

    Flute Harmonics Notated with a diamond notehead fundamental note and the heard pitch

    above. Breath Marks Take a breath and a small pause. Length of pause is at performers

    discretion. ord. Play the flute normally

    Violin

    Sul ponticello (s.p.) Play near the bridge Harmonics Natural harmonics are notated with a diamond notehead or regular

    notehead with this symbol above it: Artificial Harmonics are notated with a diamond notehead and regular notehead a perfect fourth above.

    Breath Marks Take a small pause. Length of pause is at performers discretion. Slurred Triplets Use one bow direction to play slurred triplets.

    ord. - Play the violin normally

    Tenor Breath Marks - Take a breath and a small pause. Length of pause is at performers

    discretion. Sigh At measure 46, start sighd on a G3, then quickly sigh without pitch. There

    should be a smooth transformation between sung note and the sigh.

    The motive in m.29-30 is borrowed from Chopins Nocturne Op.48 No.2

    Completed October 23, 2014

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    Low and HumbleJoseph Buchheit

    Copyright 2014 Joseph BuchheitAll Rights Reserved

    Score

    Text: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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