Weary wind of the west (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2019-02-17)  CPDL #53327:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 120 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Keyboard reduction of the vocal part for practice included.
  • (Posted 2012-01-26)  CPDL #25489:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-01-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 52 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In bars 81 to 85 the 1st and 2nd alto lines are swapped.

General Information

Title: Weary Wind of the West
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: Thomas Edward Brown

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903
Description:  Published by Novello as part-song number 901

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Original text and translations

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WEARY wind of the West
Over the billowy sea —
Come to my heart, and rest !
Ah, rest with me!
Come from the distance dim
Bearing the sun's last sigh ;
I hear thee sobbing for him
Through all the sky."

So the wind came,
Purpling the middle sea,
Crisping the ripples of flame —
Came unto me;
Came with a rush to the shore,
Came with a bound to the hill,
Fell, and died at my feet—
Then all was still.