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Five Songs

for Soprano
by

LEO ORNSTEIN

Five Songs
for Soprano

By

LEO ORNSTEIN
Words by Waldo Frank

I. Dawn Beyond Windows


Words by Waldo Frank
Andante Languido

Leo Ornstein

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III. Life Burns Bright


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IV. All Man is Song


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the

sun,

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man

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the

earth

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trees,

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up

ward

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and

flash

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God's

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V. Shades of Tremulous Color


Moderato sostenuto

Leo Ornstein

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ment

the

sin

gle hued

sun

light

of

    

    


   

   






 

 
 




 
 




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poco piu animato


   




 
   

my joy

what

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this twi light

  

    


   

   
 


 







 




poco piu animato











 


  

 

 


 

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my

    

    


   

   



 




 

 



 
 







   
 




   
soul

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in me

    

    


   

      











 





 






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my joy

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misterioso

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