Summer Schemes (William Armiger)

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  • (Posted 2017-02-15)   CPDL #43144:     
Editor: William Armiger (submitted 2017-02-15).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 98 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Summer Schemes
Composer: William Armiger
Lyricist: Thomas Hardy

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 2017


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Original text and translations

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When friendly summer calls again,
her little fifers to these hills,
we'll go to that arched fane
of leafage where they prime their bills
before they start to flood the plain
with quavers, minims, shakes and trills.
"We'll go," I sing; but who shall say
what may not chance before that day?

And we shall see the waters spring
from chinks the scrubby corpses crown
and we shall trace their oncreeping
where the cascade tumbles down
and sends the bobbing growths aswing,
and ferns [not quite but] almost drown.
"We shall," I say; but who may sing
of what another moon will bring?