Music copyright © 2010 by Lane Waldman. Recorded and published by permission of the composer.
Words: Christina Rossetti (1830–1894).
Music: Lane Waldman.
Range: 17 half-steps
Difficulty: Harder to learn.
From Christina Rossetti’s poem “A Birthday.”
My heart is like a singing bird whose nest is in a water’d shoot;
my heart is like an apple-tree whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit; my
heart is like a rainbow shell that paddles in a halcyon sea; my
heart is gladder than all these, because my love is come to me.