Light leaves whisper (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-02)  CPDL #76908:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-02).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 469 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2020-07-13)  CPDL #59723:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2020-07-13).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-08-23)  CPDL #55133:     
Editor: Jan Wilke (submitted 2019-08-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Light leaves whisper
Composer: Gustav Holst
Lyricist: Fritz Bennicke Hart

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1896 Laudy & Co.

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Original text and translations

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Light leaves whisper touched by the evening breeze
Pale moon beams glimmer A-falling thro’ the trees
Sweet are these sights to weary hearts,
Sweet are these sights to me
Tho’ I can understand them ne’er
Unless I am with thee.

The nightingale may melt his soul in song,
Shed all the thoughts which his small bosom throng
But Oh my love, my gentle love,
I never can understand
The hidden meaning of these thing
Unless thou art at hand.