Hark! the Curfew's solemn sound (Thomas Attwood)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-23)  CPDL #65855:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-23).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 231 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Corrected files uploaded 4/11/21.

General Information

Title: Hark! the Curfew's solemn sound
Composer: Thomas Attwood
Lyricist: J. Tobincreate page
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1852
Description: Novello's Glee Hive no.45

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Original text and translations

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Hark! the Curfew's solemn sound,
Silent darkness spread around.
Heavy on the lover's heart,
Who leaves with a sigh his tale half told;
The poring monk and his book must part,
And fearful miser locks his gold,
Now whilst labour sleeps, and charmed sorrow.
O'er the dewy green, by the glow-worm's light,
Unheard, unseen, dance the elves of night.
Yet where their midnight pranks have been,
The circled turf will betray tomorrow.