Echo (César Antonovich Cui)

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  • (Posted 2012-04-16)  CPDL #25982:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-04-16).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Score originally had a piano reduction which has been removed from this edition.

General Information

Title: Echo
Composer: César Antonovich Cui

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1901
Description: No. 6 from Seven Vocal Quartets Op. 59 originally published by Breitkopf and Hartel

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Original text and translations

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With in the wood a tricksy imp's abiding,
The Echo-sprite.
With mocking laughter there he lurks in hiding,
Where trees make night.
He wears a jerkin so they tell,
All woven from grasses green!
Aye, of grass so green.
A jaunty cap becomes right well,
His wind toss'd locks of golden sheen.
To mortals' calls he loves to be replying,
Conceal'd from sight.
We hear his voice,
his presence ne'er descrying.
Ah! thou Echo-sprite,
We hear thee sprite thy presence ne'er descrying.
Thou sprite, Tho' out of sight,
We hear thee sprite, Tho'out of sight.