From the recording Sing a Song of Seasons
Composed by Robert Rogler
Lauren Florek: Soprano
Matt Savage: Piano
Artistic Director: Dr. Richard Romiti
Recording Engineer: Antonio Oliart
Studio Engineer: Téa Mottolese
Album Artwork: Julia Rogler
Produced by The Rogler Collection
Recorded at the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, Boston, MA from 19 April to 26 June 2023.
Special thanks to Matthew Rogler, Yunona Tabala, Hannah Eckert, and Mary Kate DeSantis.
The poem "Loveliest of Trees" is used with the permission of the Society of Authors as Literary Representatives of the Trustees of the Estate of the Late A. E. Housman.
Loveliest of Trees
(poem by A. E. Housman)
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.