A light exists in spring (Huub de Lange)

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Editor: Huub de Lange (submitted 2008-07-03).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 164 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: A light exists in spring
Composer: Huub de Lange
Lyricist: Emily Dickinson

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

Published: 2008

Description: #1 from Four Romantic Poems, recent settings of poems by Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Alice Stuart and A.B. Banjo Peterson

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Original text and translations

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A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That science cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.