The superb craftsmanship of her works once again is seen in this new piece. Scored for mixed chorus and piano on a text of Harriet Prescott Spofford, try the piece in a group reflecting the power of music. Great for high school, college/university, or community choirs.
When stars pursue their solemn flight,
Oft in the middle of the night,
A strain of music visits me,
Hushed in a moment silverly,—
Such rich and rapturous strains as make
The very soul of silence ache
With longing for the melody;
Or how or whence those tones be heard,
Hearing, the slumbering soul is stirred,
As when a swiftly passing light
Startles the shadows into flight;
While one remembrance suddenly
Thrills through the melting melody,—
A strain of music in the night.