Summer night (Charles E. Whiting)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-07-05).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 233 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Summer night
Composer: Charles E. Whiting
Lyricist: Bryan Procter
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

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Oh, the Summer Night
Has a smile of light,
And she sits on a sapphire throne;
Whilst the sweet Winds clothe her
With garlands of odour,
From the bud to the rose o’er-blown!

But the Autumn Night
Has a piercing sight,
And a step both strong and free;
And a voice for wonder,
Like the wrath of the Thunder,
When he shouts to the stormy sea!

And the Winter Night
Is all cold and white.
And she singeth a song of pain;
Till the wild bee hummeth,
And the warm Spring cometh,
When she dies in a dream of rain!

Oh, the Night brings sleep
To the green woods deep;
To the bird of the woods its nest;
To Care soft hours;
To life new powers;
To the sick and the weary,—Rest