She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

SATB choir; 3 minutes

Text by William Wordsworth (ca. 1800)

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove
A maid whom there were none to praise,
And very few to love.

A violet by a mossy stone,
Half hidden from the eye!
Fair as a star when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be
But she's in her grave
And, oh, the difference is to me!

Premiered in 1996 at the U.B.C. Recital Hall, Vancouver, B.C.

University Singers of UBC

James Fankhauser, director