Skylark (Charles E. Whiting)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-07-05).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 223 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Skylark
Composer: Charles E. Whiting
Lyricists: Joseph Gersbach, translated James Steven Stallybrass
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1868 D. C. Heath and Co.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

On airy wings
The skylark springs
To yonder cloud on high;
His thanks to God
He flings abroad,
And fills the wide blue sky.

O songster rare,
You swing up there—
Creation’s morning bell!
My songs I’ll blend
With yours, and send
Them up to heaven as well.