Winter (Walter Cecil Macfarren)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-13)  CPDL #77283:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 379 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-07-31)  CPDL #54943:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-31).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 125 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Winter
Composer: Walter Cecil Macfarren
Lyricist: Mary Cowden Clarke

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1872 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 5, no. 159

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Original text and translations

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Winter hath its merits too;
Never think that they are few.
Winter hath its blazing fires;
Right good cheer at hearths of sires.
Winter hath its frosty stars,
While, within, its household Lars,
Shine with tenfold sparkling light,
Near the holly, glossy bright.
Sing we then the winter cold,
Sturdy, vigorous and bold,
Sing we then with all our might,
Have we not his Christmas night?