Originally written in 1880 for voice and piano, “Songs My Mother Taught Me” is the 4th song from a cycle of seven, titled “Gypsy Melodies” (op. 55, no. 4). The text of the song, originally written in German and Czech by Adolf Heyduk, is as follows:
Songs my mother taught me, in the days long vanished;
Seldom from her eyelids were the teardrops banished.
Now I teach my children each melodious measure.
Oft the tears are flowing, oft they flow from my memory’s treasure.
Solo Parts Included: Euphonium BC or TC