To Song (Carl Maria von Weber)

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  • (Posted 2022-04-22)  CPDL #68935:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2022-04-22).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 80 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: To Song
Composer: Carl Maria von Weber
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1879 The Orpheus (New series) no.80
Description: A version, with English lyrics, of Weber's Frühlingsahnung

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Original text and translations

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Joyful Song, 'tis thee we honour,
Zest thou givest unto wine,
Whosoe'er prevents our singing
Takes way a joy divine.
While the gen'rous wine is flowing,
And our hearts with love are glowing,
Then shall music's gladd'ning strain
O'er the soul its pow'r retain.