Hail blushing goddess, beauteous Spring (Stephen Paxton)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2024-03-30).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 1.01 MB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch for ATTB or transposed up a sixth for SSAT

General Information

Title: Hail blushing goddess, beauteous Spring
Composer: Stephen Paxton
Lyricist: Esther Vanhomrighcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAT or ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1787
Description: The author of the text of this Ode to Spring is perhaps better known to posterity as Jonathan Swift's "Vanessa".

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Original text and translations

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Hail blushing goddess, beauteous Spring,
Who in thy jocund train dost bring
Loves and graces, smiling hours,
Balmy breezes, fragrant flow'rs;
Come, with tints of roseate hue,
Nature's faded charms renew.