Ode to Emily (Caroline Lesemann-Elliott)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-28)  CPDL #49881:     
Editor: Caroline Lesemann-Elliott (submitted 2018-05-28).   Score information: A4, 20 pages, 121 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2018-05-25)  CPDL #49828:     
Editor: Caroline Lesemann-Elliott (submitted 2018-05-25).   Score information: A4, 14 pages, 90 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:

General Information

Title: Ode to Emily
Composer: Caroline Lesemann-Elliott

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1. In This Short Life
That only lasts an hour
How much — how little — is
Within our power.

2. Look back on time with kindly eyes
He doubtlessly did his best;
How softly sinks his trembling arm
In human nature's West!