The Haven (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-19)  CPDL #47509:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-19).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2008-04-02)  CPDL #16500:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2008-04-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: The Haven
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Lyricist: Mary E. Coleridge

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SAATTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Where the gray bushes by the gray sea grow,
Where the gray islands lie,
Naked and bare to all the winds that blow,
Under the dim gray sky.
The very flowers are gray, and dare not show
The blue we know the little harebell by.

German.png German translation

Wo die grauen Büsche an der grauen See ziehen,
wo die grauen Inseln liegen,
nackt und kahl allen wehenden Winden,
unter dem finsteren grauen Himmel,
auch die Blumen sind grau und wagen es nicht,
der kleinen Glockenblume Blau zu zeigen.