Summer Night (William Otto Miessner)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-16).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 857 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Summer Night
Composer: William Otto Miessner
Lyricist: William O. Lordcreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1923 Silver, Burdett and Company

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Original text and translations

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Time of youth and joy and roses
Lovely summer pleasures throng.
June her fairest charm discloses,
Now a little while, but never lasting long!
All the day is gay with flowers,
Moonbeams play in quiet bowers;
Hark! through happy tender laughing hours
Life’s golden song.
Joy and life overflowing,
Eyes sparkle so merry and bright,
Hearts so tenderly deeply glowing,
Now rarest rapture bestowing,
Blithesome and light
Fair summer night!
Cool, calm waters call,
Oars splash, rise and fall,
Moonlight all around,
Far off echoes sound;
Music entrancing,
fills the air,
Pleasure enhancing,
melody rare,
Hearts are dancing,
Fancies are fair!
Water lilies white,
Fragrant summer night!
Slowly we glide
Where shadows hide;
Floating in the starlight,
Out into the far night
Summer night!