Queen of the purple night (Samuel George Smith)

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  • (Posted 2024-04-08)  CPDL #80032:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-04-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 456 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Queen of the purple night
Composer: Samuel George Smith
Lyricist: Rachel Ann Evilsizer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1897 Armstrong & Fillmore
Description: accompaniment colla parte, ad lib.

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Original text and translations

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Queen of the purple night,
Rise in thy splendor and shine.
Radiant queen, rise, shine,
Rise in thy splendor and shine.
The whispering zephyrs roam afar,
The surging sea doth pound the shining strand
In cadence weird and cadence grand.
Beauteous queen, rise, arise,
Queen of the night, arise,
Thou sailest in state thro’ the sky,
The waves of the ocean reflect thee,
They show thee wondrous fair,
But thou serene dost glide on the way.
Farewell, thou beauteous queen,
Thou beauteous queen, farewell.