for mixed choir (SATB with divisi) a cappella
Duration: 02 mins 14 secs
Boosey & Hawkes Singers
James Davey, conductor
(p) and © 2022 by Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Text heard on Sample:
Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!
Bird thou never wert,
That from heaven, or near it,
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.
Higher still and higher
From the earth thou springest
Like a cloud of fire;
The blue deep thou wingest,
And singing still dost soar, and soaring ever singest.
In the golden lightning
Of the sunken sun,
O’er which clouds are bright’ning,
Thou dost float and run;
Like an unbodied joy whose race is just begun.
Teach me half the gladness
That thy brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow,
The world should listen then, as I am listening now!
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1882)
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