Spring voices (Samuel Reay)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-21)   CPDL #54849:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-21).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 142 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transposed down a semitone to E major. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Spring voices
Composer: Samuel Reay
Lyricist: Mrs Russellcreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, minor Tenor divisi.
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 4, no. 144

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Original text and translations

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Lovely Spring o'er earth is dawning,
Winter's i­cy fetters scorning,
Gushing streams and budding flowers,
Nature calls to deck her bow'rs.

Let the joyous heart then sing,
Of the hopeful, happy Spring,
Whisp'ring leaves and rippling foun­tains,
Valleys green and soaring mountains

'Neath the vernal transport waking,
Into songs of joy are breaking,
Shout for joy then beauteous earth,
Sing with man the glad new birth.