Spring Song (Hubbard W. Harris)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-24)  CPDL #76603:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-24).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 516 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Spring Song
Composer: Hubbard W. Harris
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1899 Chicago Music Company

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Original text and translations

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Welcome sweet springtime, we greet thee in song,
Murmurs of gladness fall on the ear;
Voices long hushed, now their full notes prolong,
Echoing far and near.

Sunshine now wakes all the flowerets from sleep,
Joy giving incense now floats on the air,
Snowdrop and primrose both timidly peep,
Hailing the glad new year.

Balmy and life-giving breezes are blowing,
Swiftly to nature new vigor bestowing,
Ah! how my heart beats with rapture anew,
As earth’s fairest beauties again meet my view.
How nature loves thee, each glad voice discloses,
Herald thou art of the time of the roses.

Welcome, bright springtime, what joy now is ours;
Winter has fled to far distant climes,
Flora, thy presence awaits in the bowers
Longing for thy commands.

Brooklets are whispering as onward they flow,
Songs of delight at thy happy return.
Boundless the wealth thou in love dost bestow
Ever with lavish hand.

Sing then ye birds, raise your voices on high;
Flowerets, awaken, burst into bloom.
Springtime is come and sweet summer is nigh.