Easter Week (Geoff Allan)

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Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2021-04-15).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 415 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A pastoral Easter / Spring Anthem. the text is by Rev. Charles Kingsley, 12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 (author of the Water Babies). Organ accompaniment. The mp3 and YouTube versions use "Voices of Prague" and "Garriton Personal Orchestra" and hopefully will give you an impresssion of a performance

General Information

Title: Easter Week
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Charles Kingsley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2021
Description: A pastoral Easter / Spring Anthem. the text is by Rev. Charles Kingsley, 12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 (author of the Water Babies). Organ accompaniment.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Easter Week
Author : Rev. Charles Kingsley

See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices;
Fields and gardens hail the spring;
Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,
While the wild birds build and sing.

You, to whom your Maker granted
Powers to those sweet birds unknown,
Use the craft by God implanted;
Use the reason not your own.
Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,
Each his Easter tribute bring-
Work of fingers, chant of voices,
Like the birds who build and sing.