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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Template:Vse 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.

2  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.

|valign="baseline" width=50%| {{Text|Simple| 3  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. </poem> |}