Day break (William Aubrey Williams)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-18)  CPDL #78337:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-18).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 673 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Day break
Composer: William Aubrey Williams
Lyricist: J. Powell Jones
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 D. O. Evans

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Original text and translations

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The sun is setting in the west,
The birds have sung their evening lay;
The dewdrops deck the sleeping flowers,
And shadows haste to close the day.

The twinkling stars smile from the skies,
The moon-beams kiss the silvery stream;
The fairies dance among the flowers,
And night in splendor reigns supreme.

The blush of morn proclaims the dawn,
The lark trills forth its glad refrain;
The glorious sun mounts to its throne
And fills the earth with joy again.