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Opera Lyrics and music by Robert Milne © 2011

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

 

 

In the night never venture, never go to the woods,
In the night rides a man from the River Styx and he rides on a powerful steed,
Never man, never woman nor child nor person of earth treads his realm, treads his holy soil:

Blessed be, blessed be...

There's ice in the air and there's ice in the draw,
The creatures of nature are gone for he rides alone,

And he has no fear;

The Headless Horseman rides in the night when the wind is still
And the moon is right for his fearsome sight,
And challenged by no one who sees both moon and sun,
The phantom of the darkness rides alone.

 

 

 

Robert Milne's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a fully orchestrated opera, 2.5 hours in length, based on the famous short story authored by Washington Irving in 1819, relating the wild tale of Ichabod Crane and the headless horseman. Robert Milne's adaptation of the legend explores deeply some subtleties hidden inside the story that are not generally noticed.


 

The
Legend
Opera
Adaptation
The
Music
The
Libretto
The
Humor
Historical
Research
Robert
Milne
From the
Maestros

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