Frog song (Maggie Furtak)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-08)  CPDL #43955:     
Editor: Maggie Furtak (submitted 2017-04-08).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 2.22 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: This edition includes a piano reduction for rehearsal purposes. Hope that's helpful!
  • (Posted 2013-02-07)  CPDL #28231:   
Editor: Maggie Furtak (submitted 2013-02-07).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 2.66 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Frog song
Composer: Maggie Furtak

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2012


External websites:

Original text and translations

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The spring rains have come,
Raindrops echo,
The spring rains greet the earth again,
The heron stalks the reeds again,
By the pond each silver stalk glistens,
In the great, green night each stone listens,
World, wake, spring's born again,
Starlight turns slowly above us,

The spring rains have come,
New stems lift,
Meadows shout!
Spring's born again,
Sleepers, wake, shout!
Water walking,
World, wake and shout!

In the shallows silver fins, flashing,
The grey owl hunts on silent wings,
Starlight wheels, the moon is calling,
Fields, wake, shout!

A new world is born,
Each voice is singing,
Sing of the seeping, rising of rain,

I have only the pale moonlight,
How will I find you?
I have only the stars to guide my feet,
I have only the moon,
I will follow you,

Every hour the waters rise,
Summer fades,

Wake! The night comes again,
Each spring water renews,
As the stones split, roots dig deep secrets,
A new world is born,
Roots spread,
Night comes again,

Each voice is singing,
Sing of the stream that burst its bank,
The water is warm and the new moon is born,
I have only this,
Earth wake! Dance, sing, shout!
Worlds rise! Green fields shout!
I will go away.