Luna (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2019-06-02)   CPDL #54450:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-06-02).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 88 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Luna
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Edwin Ransford

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 3, no. 105

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Original text and translations

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1  Fair Luna forth is shedding
Her beams upon the sea,
And spreading silv'ry lustre
O'er mountain, grove, and lea;
Then, come, let us be straying,
While all around is bright,
And breathe out notes of pleasure,
To hail the Queen of night.
Fair Luna forth is shedding
Her beams upon the sea,
And spreading silv'ry lustre
O'er mountain, grove, and lea.

2  The nightingale is singing
Her plaintive evening song,
Whose warblings now come winging
The gentle breeze along;
The balmy air is laden
With perfume from the brier,
Then with such charms inviting,
We'll tune the golden lyre.
Fair Luna forth is shedding
Her beams upon the sea,
And spreading silv'ry lustre
O'er mountain, grove, and lea.