The quiet way you move me (alto or baritone and piano)

Nevil Frenkiel
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Classical music
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

Setting of a poem by Nevil Frenkiel, originally forming part of his play Barabbas (which wasn't completed). The song is a lullaby to the baby Jesus and symbolically foresees his future. The recording is from the CD Songs of Solomons and was performed by Stephen Taylor (countertenor) and Jonathan Leonard (piano), who have given permission for use of their performance.

Sometimes when you fall asleep, it seems you take me with you deep into a peaceful land far from all the heart ache; that you'll understand one day the quiet way you move. I find myself complete; I find myself repeating a prayer and smiling at the sky: the quiet way you move me even when you cry. Now within your drowsy eyes I can see why the world has lost all its wonders. A new dream is rising, impatient to begin. And when the dream is through, your hungry feelings will find me. My comfort is you. My comfort is you.

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