Song of the Beautiful (Emily B. Tallmadge)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-13)  CPDL #78157:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 703 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2003-05-27)  CPDL #05147:        (Finale 2003)
Editor: Christian Steiner (submitted 2003-05-27).   Score information: A3, 3 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Song of the Beautiful
Composer: Emily B. Tallmadge
Lyricist: James D. Tallmadge
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1880 J. D. Tallmadge

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Original text and translations

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1  Beautiful flow'rs so fresh and fair,
Come at the call of spring;
Open your buds to vernal air,
Odors so sweet you bring.
Come in your robes of varied hue,
Spread o'er the meads and bow'rs;
Who that loves beauty loves not you?
Beautiful, beautiful flow'rs!
We come, we come,
Beautiful, beautiful flow'rs!
2  Beautiful birds, with plumage bright,
Warbling in bow'rs so gay;
Welcome, your notes of wild delight,
Singing the live long day.
Nature hath tuned your voices sweet,
Plainly as spoken words,
With her true harmony complete,
Beautiful, beautiful birds!
Yes, we come, yes, we come,
Beautiful, beautiful birds!


3  Beautiful thoughts that oft do come
Gladden our souls with love;
Shedding bright rays in ev'ry home,
Come ye from spheres above?
When the dark shades of wo arise,
Clouding with gloom our lots,
Then do ye come to light our skies,
Beautiful, beautiful thoughts!
Yes, we come, yes, we come,
Beautiful, beautiful thoughts!