In the moonlight (Kate M. Preston)

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  • (Posted 2024-02-06)  CPDL #79017:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-02-06).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 650 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: In the moonlight
Composer: Kate M. Preston
Lyricist: Elizabeth B. Wiswell Platt
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1889 American Book Company

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Original text and translations

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In the moonlight, in the moonlight,
Fairy forms are dancing free,
Forms that never in the daylight,
Human eyes may chance to see;
Listen to the fairy music,
How the blue bells softly chime,
And how sweet the fairy voices,
To the soft winds keeping time.

In the moonlight, in the moonlight,
Wondrous thoughts are flowing free,
Thoughts that never in the daylight,
Dare to come to you and me;
And there is a witching sweetness,
And a light of purer ray,
Then we catch a glimpse of beauty,
Which we never see by day.