'Tis twilight's holy hour (J. Clippingdale)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2020-05-29)   CPDL #58907:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-05-29).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Tis twilight's holy hour

Composer: J. Clippingdale
Lyricist: Wellington Guernsey

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1884 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 17, no. 475

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'Tis twilight's holy hour!
The sun is sinking to a sweet repose;
In beauty each fair flower,
Its petals softly, sweetly doth close.
DIm shadows slowly creep
O'er hill and dale, and ancient mountain wood;
down many a sloping steep,
Where moss-grown nooks for centuries have stood.
'Tis twilight's holy hour!
The sun is sinking to a sweet repose.

The stream whose crystal breast
In noon-day sun with crimson blushes burned
Now peacefully doth rest,
Soft shadows veiling its fair face upturned.
Sweet harmony doth reign;
While softly, richly mellow fades the light,
The day-beam's sweet refrain,
This silent hour which heralds in the night.
'Tis twilight's holy hour!
The sun is sinking to a sweet repose.