Summer (Daniel Belknap)

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  • (Posted 2016-09-26)   CPDL #41248:   
Editor: Aaron Giles (submitted 2016-09-26).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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  • (Posted 2016-04-18)   CPDL #39368:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-18).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 65 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition, as written in 1797. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-04-18)   CPDL #39367:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-04-18).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 67 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape).

General Information

Title: Summer
First Line: How soon, alas! must summer's sweets decay
Composer: Daniel Belknap
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Secular   Meter: 10 10. 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1797 in The Harmonist's Companion, no. 3, p. 5

Description: Words by an unknown author, apparently first published with this tune.

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Original text and translations

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How soon, alas! must summer's sweets decay,
And all her beauties fade, and die away!
The spicy shrub, and flower with head inclined,
Must perish, leaving not a wreck behind!
Thus the rich growth of the most friendly clime
Must fall a victim to devouring time.