I am black (Song of Songs)

By Andrew Schultz

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Soprano voice and piano, c.1.35'. Grade 8-A.Mus

The text is drawn from the Jerusalem Bible translation of The Song of Songs and depicts a woman's longing for her absent lover. It is unknown whether the woman is swarthy from outdoor work or black skinned racially. In the original text the sequence opens: 'I am black but lovely'. The implied social inequality of the lovers adds strongly to the poignancy of their mutual absorption.

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