Spring, The Sweet Witch (Huub de Lange)

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Editor: Huub de Lange (submitted 2012-10-04).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 169 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Spring, The Sweet Witch
Composer: Huub de Lange
Lyricist: Alice V. Stuart

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2012

Description: #1 from Four Stuart Songs

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Original text and translations

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A Fantasy of snow
Fluttering softly to the lawn below!
It is the cherry tree whose petals rain
In mimicry of winter: a tree so high
That the delicate drift of flakes seems from the sky,
This boon sky of mid-May.
 See, once again
In the light breeze the branches stir and sway,
Softly discharging to the sward below
 Their mimicry of snow.

The daisies, with their innocent eyes,
 Look up in mild surprise.
They star the lawn with white: this heaps it over
 With its pure billowy cover.
Spring, the sweet witch, has stolen, in swift caprice,
 Winter’s loveliest device,
And laughs, mid song and sunshine, to cheat our eyes
With her snowy fantasies.