Crocuses and snowdrops (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • NewScore.gif  (Posted 2019-10-26)   CPDL #55752:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-26).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Crocuses and snowdrops
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: W. S. Passmore

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with minor Alto and Bass divisi.
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 8, no. 252

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Original text and translations

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1  Fair crocuses and snowdrops,
First heralds of the spring,
What hope and cheerful promise
To grateful hearts ye bring.
We know bleak Winter's waning,
When your bright smiles appear,
For with a kindly greeting
Ye hail the new-born year.

2  Fair crocuses and snowdrops,
Whene'er the zephyr swells,
Sound, sound your golden trumpets,
And strike your silver bells.
Bid all your sister blossoms
Awake your joys to share,
And join with merry welcome
To hail the new-born year.