Nightfall in Winter (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-04-03).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 60 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Nightfall in Winter
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: Langdon Elwyn Mitchell

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 1907

Description: Number 2 of C. H. H. Parry's "English Lyrics" - Set 8. Lyrics by the poet Langdon Elwyn Mitchell - (1862-1935), published in "Poems" - 1894.

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Original text and translations

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Cold is the air,
The woods are bare
And brown; the herd
Stand in the yard.
The frost doth fall;
And round the hill
The hares move slow;
The homeward crow,
Alone and high,
Crosses the sky
All silently.

The quick streams freeze;
The moving trees
Are still; for now
No breeze will blow:
The wind has gone
With the day, down,
And clouds are come
Bearing the gloom.
The yellow grass
In the clear glass
Of the bright pool
Grows soft and dull.

The water's eye
That held the sky
Now glazes quite;
And now the light
On the cold hill
Fadeth, until
The giant mass
Doth seem to pass
From near to far;
The clouds obscure
The sky with gloom:
The night is come,
The night is come.