'In a Persian Garden' (Liza Lehmann)
A Song Cycle for Four Solo Voices with Ida Cooper (Soprano), Gladys Palmer (Contralto), Parry Jones (Tenor), Kenneth Ellis (Bass)
Quartet: 'Wake! for the sun who scatter'd into flight'
Tenor: 'Before the phantom of false morning died'.
Bass: 'Now the New Year reviving old desires'
Tenor: 'Iram indeed is gone with all his rose
Quartet: 'Come, fill the cup, and in the fire of Spring'
Bass: 'Whether all Naishapur or Babylon'
Contralto: 'Ah, not a drop that from our cups we throw'
Soprano and Tenor: 'A book of verses underneath the bough'
Bass: 'Myself when young did eagerly frequent'
Contralto: 'When you and I behind the veil are past'
Soprano: 'But if the soul can fling the dust aside'
Tenor: 'Alas! that Spring should vanish with the rose!'
Contralto: 'The worldly hope men set their hearts upon'
Soprano: 'Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say'
Quartet: 'They say the lion and the lizard keep'
Tenor: 'Ah, fill the cup! what boots it to repeat'
Bass: 'As then the tulip for her morning sup
Quartet: 'Alas! that Spring should vanish with the rose!'