Summer is nigh (Julius Benedict)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-21)  CPDL #75594:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-21).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 565 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Summer is nigh
Composer: Julius Benedict
Lyricist: Henry Brougham Farnie
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1879 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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    Through the bowers sweet winds are stealing,
    And the noisy rooks are wheeling;
    All their grace are flowers revealing,
Hidden long in wintry snows.
    Awake, awake! ye Naiads fair,
For by your haunts the streamlet flows,
    And soft the zephyr blows!
Ah, the summer’s nigh!

    On the hill the roe is belling,
    And the fountains are upwelling,
    And the heart first love is telling,
Hidden long like wintry wintry flower.
    Awake, awake! oh maiden fair,
Upon thy life no shadows lower,
    And love rules brake and bower.
Ah, the summer’s nigh!