Night, sable goddess! (Walter Cecil Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2019-11-13)   CPDL #55891:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 101 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Night, sable goddess!
Composer: Walter Cecil Macfarren
Lyricist: Edward Young

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 9, no. 281

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Original text and translations

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Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.
Silence how dead! and darkness how profound!
Nor eye, nor listening ear an object finds;
Creation sleeps and Nature made a pause;
An awful pause! prophetic of her end.