Spring voices (Samuel Reay)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-21)  CPDL #54849:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-21).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a semitone to E major.

General Information

Title: Spring voices
Composer: Samuel Reay
Lyricist: Mrs Russellcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, minor Tenor divisi.
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1871 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 144

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Original text and translations

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Lovely Spring o'er earth is dawning,
Winter's icy fetters scorning,
Gushing streams and budding flowers,
Nature calls to deck her bow'rs.

Let the joyous heart then sing,
Of the hopeful, happy Spring,
Whisp'ring leaves and rippling fountains,
Valleys green and soaring mountains

'Neath the vernal transport waking,
Into songs of joy are breaking,
Shout for joy then beauteous earth,
Sing with man the glad new birth.