Is it to odours sweet that I sing? (Richard Müller)

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  • (Posted 2020-04-21)  CPDL #58109:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-04-21).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Is it to odours sweet that I sing?
Composer: Richard Müller

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1883 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 16, no. 449

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Original text and translations

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1  Is it to odours sweet that I sing?
Thou that art calling me, art thou the Spring?
Yes, 'tis the blossoms that gladden my heart,
Life's budding pleasures such bliss can impart.

2  Music enchanting breaks on the ear,
Lifts up the spirit, and brings heaven near,
Sweet feathered songsters, send forth, as ye fly,
Like scented flowers, your worship on high.

3  Joy of life's springtime, 'tis but a dream,
Vanished as soon as the sun's brightest beam;
When clouds ar lowering o'er woodland and lawn,
Life becomes earnest when spring time is gone.