Thrush song (Gabriel Pierné)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-28)  CPDL #77655:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 272 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Thrush song
Composer: Gabriel Pierné
Lyricist: Clinton Scollard
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1915 Silver, Burdett and Company
Description: Commissioned for a collection of part-songs published in the United States for use by school choirs.

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Original text and translations

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Hark to the song of the thrush,
At the fall of dusk and dew,
Piercing the twilight hush,
Thrilling it through and through;
While the first stars twinkle, twinkle,
And the little leaves crinkle, crinkle,
Low as a rill,
Clear as a bell,
Down from the hill,
Up from the dell,
And all for me and you.

List to the song of the thrush!
From the shadow cool and deep;
Out from the underbrush,
Dim where the pixies creep!
While the winds grow crisper, crisper,
And the little leaves whisper, whisper,
Fine as a flute
Blown at the morn,
Soft as a lute,
Clear as a horn;
A call to dreams and sleep.