Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

"Youth, Day, Old Age and Night" is scored for high voice and piano and is a setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, with music by Jonathan Bailey Holland. This setting was published in 2002.

Date: 2002Composer: Jonathan Bailey HollandText: Walt Whitman

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YOUTH, large, lusty, loving—youth full of grace, force, fascination,
Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace,
force, fascination?


Day full-blown and splendid—day of the immense sun, action,
ambition, laughter,
The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and
restoring darkness.

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