For Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra. Based on 'Twenty Poems Of Love And A Song Of Despair' by Pablo Neruda. The Lovers is a suite consisting of a prelude and nine movements which traces the progression of a love affair from its joyous beginning to its painful end. The poetry is sensual and sometimes erotic. This, the Schirmer Edition of the Vocal score, includes Piano accompaniment and a libretto.