Evening (George Clement Martin)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-15)  CPDL #77343:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 328 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2020-05-15)  CPDL #58623:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-05-15).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Evening
Composer: George Clement Martin
Lyricist: Henry Carey Shuttleworth

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

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1884 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 17, no. 493

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Original text and translations

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Gentle evening time is come,
Western skies are glowing,
Now the long day's work is done,
Homeward all are going;
Twilight o'er the fields so fair
Silently is falling,
Only through the soft June air
Sounds the brooklet's brawling.

Now the ploughman leaves his toil,
Now unyokes his horses,
Day by day they till the soil,
Through the meadow courses,
Each alike forget in rest
Weariness and sorrow.
Each will rise to do his best,
Once again tomorrow.

Gentle evening time is come,
Homeward all are going.