Autumn (Alexander Gretchaninoff)

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  • (Posted 2020-05-29)  CPDL #58896:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2020-05-29).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Autumn
Composer: Alexander Gretchaninoff
Lyricist: Nathan Haskell Dole

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897

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Original text and translations

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The brown leaves of Autumn wild winds whirl around,
The brown leaves of Autumn wail over the ground:
Now all things are dying! Thou'rt faded and sere!
O forest, our father, thy last end is here.

The old, royal forest hears not their lament,
The dark purple skies o'er his slumbers are bent,
And strange, mighty visions their spells o'er him fling,
Within him are rip'ning new pow'rs for the Spring!