1914- Choral Edition (James Crawford)

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  • (Posted 2021-02-06)  CPDL #62701:       
Editor: James Crawford (submitted 2021-02-06).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: 1914- Choral Edition
Composer: James Crawford
Lyricist: Wilfred Owen

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2021
Description: This choral arrangement is based upon the solo song of the same name and uses the text of the poem by Wilfred Owen.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

War broke: and now the Winter of the world
With perishing great darkness closes in.
The foul tornado, centred at Berlin,
Is over all the width of Europe whirled,
Rending the sails of progress. Rent or furled
Are all Art's ensigns. Verse wails. Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling. Love's wine's thin.
The grain of human Autumn rots, down-hurled.

For after Spring had bloomed in early Greece,
And Summer blazed her glory out with Rome,
An Autumn softly fell, a harvest home,
A slow grand age, and rich with all increase.
But now, for us, wild winter, and the need
Of sowings for new Spring, and blood for seed.