The midnight moon serenely smiles (Stephen Storace)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-08-11).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 185 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: The midnight moon serenely smiles
Composer: Stephen Storace
Lyricist: Elizabeth Cartercreate page
Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Solo high
Genre: SecularAria

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: c.1782 (n/d) Eight canzonets
Description: Accompaniment for piano or harp prescribed by the composer.

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Original text and translations

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The midnight moon serenely smiles
O'er nature's soft repose,
No low'ring cloud obscures the sky,
Nor ruffling tempest blows.

Now every passion sinks to rest,
The throbbing heart lies still;
The varying schemes of life no more
Distract the labouring will.

In silence hush'd, to reason's voice
Attends each mental power;
Come, dear Emilia, and enjoy
Reflection's favourite hour.