To these lone shades (George Berg)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 63 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: To these lone shades
Composer: George Berg
Lyricist: Thomas Colecreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775
Warren's Collection of vocal harmony. Description: Ode to contentment.

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Original text and translations

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To these lone shades, where peace delights to dwell,
May fortune oft permit me to retreat;
Here bid the world, with all its cares, farewell,
And leave its pleasures to the rich and great.

Oft as the summer's sun shall cheer this scene,
With that mild gleam which points his parting ray;
Here let my soul enjoy each eve serene,
Here share its calm 'til life's declining day.