April! the grace and smile that all beguile

$9.04 David Warin Solomons

Instruments: Guitar, Alto
Key: A minor
Genres: Neoclassical
Published by: dwsolo
Publish Date: 30/12/2019
Total pages: 3
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Instruments Guitar, Alto
Key A minor
Genres Neoclassical
Publish Date 30/12/2019
Published by dwsolo
Total pages 3
Price $9.04
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Setting for alto and guitar of the translation by S N Solomons of a poem by Rémi Belleau
Sung by the composer


April, the grace and smile
That all beguile,
The tang and the sweet breath:
Perfume of Gods on high,
Who from the sky
Relish the scent of earth.
April, courteous and gentle
Who from exile
Summons the wanderers,
The forkèd swifts that skim
Their way and seem
Of Spring the messengers.
May-flower and eglantine,
And verdant thyme,
Lilies and roses red
At this so beauteous tide,
Growing in pride
With lovely raiment spread.