Stopping by Woods
An accessible art song setting of the newly-public-domain poem by Robert Frost with an eerie melody that encourages a fresh interpretation of the iconic text.
Performed by Shane W. Dittmar
- Published: 2019
- Publisher: Songs First Entertainment - SF1901
- Instrumentation: Art Song: low voice, piano
- Duration: 1:45
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
(Text Source: Robert Frost - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening)
- Download an MP3 of the piano accompaniment