Easter Week (Geoff Allan)
- Editor: Geoff Allan (submitted 2021-04-15). Score information: A4, 14 pages, 415 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: A pastoral Easter / Spring Anthem. the text is by Rev. Charles Kingsley, 12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 (author of the Water Babies). Organ accompaniment. The mp3 and YouTube versions use "Voices of Prague" and "Garritan Personal Orchestra" and hopefully will give you an impresssion of a performance.
Title: Easter Week
Composer: Geoff Allan
Lyricist: Charles Kingsley
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Anthem
First published: 2021
Description: A pastoral Easter / Spring Anthem. the text is by Rev. Charles Kingsley, 12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 (author of the Water Babies). Organ accompaniment.
- YouTube Score Video https://youtu.be/pe25O7_QmIg
- Composers Website http://allans.org.uk (follow composer and conductor link
Original text and translations
Author : Rev. Charles Kingsley
See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices;
Fields and gardens hail the spring;
Shaughs and woodlands ring with voices,
While the wild birds build and sing.
You, to whom your Maker granted
Powers to those sweet birds unknown,
Use the craft by God implanted;
Use the reason not your own.
Here, while heaven and earth rejoices,
Each his Easter tribute bring-
Work of fingers, chant of voices,
Like the birds who build and sing.