The Storm’s Triumph (Cyril Jenkins)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-02)  CPDL #76893:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 657 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Storm’s Triumph
Composer: Cyril Jenkins
Lyricist: Charles Frederick Kenyon
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1915 J. Curwen & Sons

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Original text and translations

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A faint conspiracy was heard;
Within the wood; a hot wind stirred.
It smouldered on the ground, and then
Leapt like a lion from its den.
The great oaks groaned, the saplings sighed.
Within an hour the day had died.
But the wind rose up, and climbed the skies,
And the clouds put out the stars’ bright eyes.
And the wind rushed out to the open sea
And cried aloud: “I am free! I am free!”
And long ere dawn had brightened there
A thousand cries rose in the air.
And the face of the sun was strewn with dead
Ere the wind slunk back to its woodland bed.
“I have stretched my limbs,” the hot wind said;
“I’ve had my say to the live and the dead.”