Love's Philosophy
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2005)
author: Percy Bysshe Shelley (1875)
genre: duet: soprano & piano
length: 1 movement, 5:00 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440
audio sample:
premiere: November 20, 2005
Eve Miedel, soprano
Mark Carver, piano
Kresge Recital Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes: "Love's Philosophy" was composed for soprano Eve Miedel and pianist Mark Carver, and was premiered at Ms. Miedel's Senior Recital at Carnegie Mellon University.

text: Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
     And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
     With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
     All things by a law divine
In another's being mingle—
     Why not I with thine?
See, the mountains kiss high heaven,
     And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
     If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
     And the moonbeams kiss the sea;—
What are all these kissings worth,
     If thou kiss not me?