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Opus 66 "Sorrow Song"
for voice and piano

Composed in 1921, this song sets to music a short poem from a collection titled
"The Dark Fire" by W J Turner.


Published in 1918 (at the end of the First World War), Walter J Turner's volume
"The Dark Fire" contains many poems on the subject of war and death. Just scanning down the contents list reveals the poet's frame of mind as he considered the aftermath of "the war to end all wars".

Contents page from The Dark Fire: original 1918 edition

Contents page from "The Dark Fire": original 1918 edition

Publication status

Originally published in 1923 by Schott & Co, this song has been out of print for many years. But fortunately we now have a newly-typeset version, which we intend to publish later in 2018.

Sorrow Song: Schott edition 1923

Op.66 "Sorrow Song": original 1923 edition by Schott & Co