The Mystery

Composer: Stephen Chatman

Text author: Sara Teasdale

Publisher: E.C. Schirmer Music Co.

Abstract: This expressive setting of Sara Teadale’s poem The Mystery, which depicts deep lasting love, begins with a unison melody, supported by modulating harmonies in the piano accompaniment, and evolves toward four-part voices. The middle section, featuring rising vocal lines in imitative counterpoint, precedes a return to the initial melody. One of a set of six of Teasdale’s love songs.