Hail, smiling morn (Reginald Spofforth)

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  • (Posted 2021-08-27)  CPDL #65605:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-08-27).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: ATTB edition. Transcribed for the edition on IMSLP.
  • (Posted 2009-04-11)  CPDL #19136:       
Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2009-03-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 310 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: SATB edition.
  • (Posted 2004-01-28)  CPDL #06594:   
Editor: Stefan Karpiniec (submitted 2004-01-28).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 280 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. SAB edition

General Information

Title: Hail, smiling morn
Composer: Reginald Spofforth

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATTB, SATB or SAB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.75

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Original text and translations

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Hail smiling morn, smiling morn,
That tips the hills with gold,
Whose rosy fingers ope the gates of day,
Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail!
Who the gay face of nature doth unfold,
At whose bright presence darkness flies away,
Hail! Hail! Hail! Hail!