Flint and Fire
A beautiful and stirring setting of the Sarah Teasdale text. This piece, (available in SSAA, SSA, and SA versions) is accessible to intermediate treble ensembles through advanced women's ensembles. Teasdale's text is both powerful and touching and your singers will delight in the rich harmonies and joyful essence of this setting.
- Voicing: SSAA, SSA, or SA ensemble
- Instrumentation: piano accompaniment
- Text Author: Sarah Teasdale
- Duration: 5:00 minutes
- Publisher: Mysterium Music
What Do I Care?
by Sarah Teasdale
What do I care, in the dreams and the languor of spring,
That my songs do not show me at all?
For they are a fragrance, and I am a flint and a fire,
I am an answer, they are only a call.
But what do I care, for love will be over so soon,
Let my heart have its say and my mind stand idly by,
For my mind is proud and strong enough to be silent,
It is my heart that makes my songs, not I.