Music in the Night

for SATB Choir & Piano

Poem by Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921)

Published with Hinshaw Music

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.

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