Hark how the birds (Henry Lahee)

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  • (Posted 2019-05-13)   CPDL #54226:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-05-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hark how the birds
Composer: Henry Lahee
Lyricist: Alexander Pope

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1869 in Novello Part-Song Book Series 2, Volume 2, no. 82

Description: This madrigal gained 3rd prize if 310, offered by the Bristol Madrigal Society, 1865.

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Original text and translations

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Hark! how the birds on ev'ry bloomy spray,
With joyous music wake the dawning day!
Why sit we mute when early linnets sing,
When warbling Philomel salues the Spring?