A Clear Midnight(1995)
"A Clear Midnight" is the fourth song of Simon Sargon's song cycle A Clear Midnight: Six Songs set to Poems of Walt Whitman for Baritone, Horn, and Piano.
Sheet music for Mr. Sargon's songs is available directly through the composer by contacting the following address: [email protected].
The audio selection in the player to the right features Donnie Ray Albert, baritone, Gregory Hustis French horn, and Simon Sargon, piano. Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.
A Clear Midnight
by Walt Whitman
This is thy hour, O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
Night, sleep, death, and the stars.