Music when soft voices die (Clarence Dickinson)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-10)  CPDL #76201:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 507 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Music when soft voices die
Composer: Clarence Dickinson
Lyricist: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1911 H. W. Gray
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Original text and translations

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Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.