There Came a Wind Like a Bugle

"There Came a Wind Like a Bugle" is the fourth and final song in Lee Hoiby's song cycle Four Dickinson Songs of 1988.

The song is written for Shirley King.

Date: 1988Composer: Lee HoibyText: Emily DickinsonSong Collection: Four Dickinson Songs

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There came a Wind like a Bugle (1593)
by Emily Dickinson

There came a Wind like a Bugle —
It quivered through the Grass
And a Green Chill upon the Heat
So ominous did pass
We barred the Windows and the Doors
As from an Emerald Ghost —
The Doom’s electric Moccasin
That very instant passed —
On a strange Mob of panting Trees
And Fences fled away
And Rivers where the Houses ran
Those looked that lived — that Day —
The Bell within the steeple wild
The flying tidings told —
How much can come
And much can go,
And yet abide the World!

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Four Dickinson Songs

Composer(s): Lee Hoiby

Voice Type: High

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