The snowdrop (Frederic Archer)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-14)  CPDL #75405:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-14).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 697 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The snowdrop
Composer: Frederic Archer
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 Novello, Ewer, and Co.

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Original text and translations

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The lovely flow’r that now is blooming
On Nature’s lawn of driven snow,
Appears to tell us Spring is coming,
And dreary Winter soon will go.
Each passing breath of wind will shake it,
So pliant is its tender form,
You’d think the raging north would break it,
But no! but no! it triumphs o’er the storm.
Gay Daffodils and meek-eyed primroses,
The crimson-spotted cowslip too,
The golden saffron that uncloses
Its cup to catch the morning dew will soon appear,
And must thou die then, sweet floweret,
Sweet herald of their day,
Spring will return with brighter skies,
The snowdrop meekly says and dies.
Yes! sweetest flower, when thou art blooming
On Nature’s lawn of driven snow,
Thou’rt sent to tell us Spring is coming,
To tell us Winter soon will go.
O when we mourn for joys departed,
Let us remember this weak thing,
That whispers to the broken hearted,
that whispers to the broken hearted,
New joys will come like flowers of Spring.