Winter Days (Alfred James Caldicott)

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  • CPDL #27531:        (Sibelius 7)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2012-11-02).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 130 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Winter Days
Composer: Alfred James Caldicott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1879

Description: Originally published by Novello and Company. Piece won first prize at the 1879 Huddersfield Glee competition.

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Original text and translations

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Winter days, winter days,
Cold and pale the sun's long rays,
Past birds' sweet lays,
Oh, winter days, Cold and bleak winter days.

Black frowning clouds enshroud the sky,
The hollow wind goes wailing by,
The tempest in discordant strains,
Mutters and mourns along the plains,

The swollen river rushes on,
The glory of the earth is gone,
Oh, winter days.

The voices of the summer days,
The blooming flow'rs, the songsters' lays,
The fresh green fields, the sun's warm rays,
Are mem'ries past, oh, winter days.

The woods are barren, cold and wan,
The glory of the earth is gone,
The sun's warm rays, the songsters' lays,
Are mem'ries past, oh, winter days.