The Cherry Trees (Jennifer Bastable)

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Editor: Jennifer Bastable (submitted 2023-11-14).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 283 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Cherry Trees
Composer: Jennifer Bastable
Lyricist: Edward Thomascreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description:  A setting for SATB of a short poem by Edward Thomas (1878 – 1917).

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Original text and translations

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The cherry trees bend over and are shedding
On the old road where all that passed are dead,
Their petals, strewing the grass as for a wedding
This early May morn when there is none to wed.