An Autumn song (Bertram Luard-Selby)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-10).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 240 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: An Autumn song
Composer: Bertram Luard-Selby
Lyricist: Frederick G. Bowles
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1911 Novello and Co.

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Original text and translations

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How soon the Autumn day is done,
The briefer light, the lower sun;
Pale hare-bells ringing in the wood,
To tell us all the world was good,
The Autumn Day, so far away;
Ah! Spring came only yesterday.

The dew still sheds its pearls, alas,
But there is gold within the grass;
The robin pipes his sad sweet song,
Cold Winter cannot now be long,
O Autumn Day, so far away,
Why, Spring seemed only yesterday.