Spring (Henry Hiles)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-27)  CPDL #76742:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-27).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 719 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Spring
Composer: Henry Hiles
Lyricist: Alexander Pope
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1871 Lamborn Cock & Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Hark! how the birds on ev’ry bloomy spray,
With joyous music wake the dawning day!

Why sit we mute, when early linnets sing,
When warbling Philomel salutes the Spring?

Why sit we sad, when Phosphor shines so clear,
And lavish nature paints the purple Year?

Now rise, and haste to yonder woodbine bow’rs,
A soft retreat from sudden vernal show’rs.