1914- Choral Edition (James Crawford)
- Editor: James Crawford (submitted 2021-02-06). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 130 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
Title: 1914- Choral Edition
Composer: James Crawford
Lyricist: Wilfred Owen
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular, Art song
First published: 2021
Description: This choral arrangement is based upon the solo song of the same name and uses the text of the poem by Wilfred Owen.
Original text and translations
War broke: and now the Winter of the world
With perishing great darkness closes in.
The foul tornado, centred at Berlin,
Is over all the width of Europe whirled,
Rending the sails of progress. Rent or furled
Are all Art's ensigns. Verse wails. Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling. Love's wine's thin.
The grain of human Autumn rots, down-hurled.
For after Spring had bloomed in early Greece,
And Summer blazed her glory out with Rome,
An Autumn softly fell, a harvest home,
A slow grand age, and rich with all increase.
But now, for us, wild winter, and the need
Of sowings for new Spring, and blood for seed.