Look all around thee! (Frederick Westlake)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-15)  CPDL #78278:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-15).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 676 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Look all around thee!
Composer: Frederick Westlake
Lyricists: Ludwig Tieck, translated Charles Timothy Brooks
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, B divisi
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1874 Stanley Lucas, Weber & Co.

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Original text and translations

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Look all around thee! How the Spring advances!
New life is playing through the gay green trees;
See how, in yonder bower, the light leaf dances
To merry songsters in the quivering breeze!
How every blossom in the sunlight glances!
The winter frost to his dark cavern flees,
And earth, warm-wakened, feels through every vein
The kindly influence of the vernal rain.

Now silvery streamlets, from the mountains stealing,
Dance joyously the verdant vales along;
Cold fear no more the songster’s voice is sealing;
Down in the thick dark grove is heard his song;
And, all their bright and lovely hues revealing,
A thousand plants the field and forest throng;
And light descendeth on the earth in showers,
While mingling rainbows play among the flowers.