Demain, dès l’aube (Victor Hugo)

Sincere thanks to Matthew Curtis ( for this recording. For song description and sheet music, see below.

Description: Victor Hugo’s heart-wrenching 1847 poem describes a walk he plans to take tomorrow morning (“Demain, dès l’aube”). Hugo reflects on the walk he’ll take through the countryside to his daughter Léopoldine’s grave, four years after her tragic death in a boating accident, which also took the life of her husband Charles who had tried to save her. Dedicated to my dear friend Lillian Holowka and her partner Donald Bergen, who died less than a year apart in 2013 and 2014.

Sheet music (SATB):