Spirits of the Dead (Ross Anderson Smith)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-08)  CPDL #63987:     
Editor: Ross Anderson Smith (submitted 2021-04-08).   Score information: Letter, 5 pages, 305 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Spirits of the Dead
Composer: Ross Anderson Smith
Lyricist: Edgar Allan Poe
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

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Original text and translations

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Thy soul shall find itself alone,
'Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone--

Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.

Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness-- for then

The spirits of the dead,
Who stood in life before thee are again

In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.