Night in the desert (Arthur Farwell)

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  • (Posted 2024-01-21)  CPDL #78828:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 482 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Night in the desert
Composer: Arthur Farwell
Lyricist: Robert Southey
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1923 Silver, Burdett and Co.

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Original text and translations

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How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air;
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene of heaven:
In full-orbed glory yonder Moon divine
Rolls through the dark-blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert-circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night!