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The Crocuses (for 2-Part Choir)

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By Joanna Mills

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Choral Choir (2-Part) - Level 1 - Digital Download
Composed by Joanna Mills. Arranged by Based on the poetry of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. 20th Century, Children, Easter, Holiday, Standards. Octavo. 8 pages. Joanna Mills Music #5178533. Published by Joanna Mills Music (A0.781368).

Item Number: A0.781368

Set to a sweet, original melody by Joanna Mills, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper's poem "The Crocuses" has been adapted into a lovely song about the first flowers of spring and their love for Mother Earth. Perfect for spring concerts, Earth Day or Mother's Day, the piece is set in an accessible key for young voices (Part I C4 - D5 & Part II C4 - A♭4), and the piano score supports the choir, enabling even beginner choirs to learn this arrangement easily. Approximate performance time 2:30.Piano accompaniment track also available to purchase on SMP (item S0.703135)

The Crocuses

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

They heard the South wind sighing
    A murmur of the rain;
And they knew that Earth was longing
    To see them all again.

While the snow-drops still were sleeping
    Beneath the silent sod;
They felt their new life pulsing
    Within the dark, cold clod.

Not a daffodil nor daisy
    Had dared to raise its head;
Not a fairhaired dandelion
    Peeped timid from its bed;

Though a tremor of the winter
    Did shivering through them run;
Yet they lifted up their foreheads
    To greet the vernal sun.

And the sunbeams gave them welcome,
    As did the morning air-
And scattered o’er their simple robes
    Rich tints of beauty rare.

Soon a host of lovely flowers
    From vales and woodland burst;
But in all that fair procession
    The crocuses were first.

First to weave for Earth a chaplet
    To crown her dear old head;
And to beauty the pathway
    Where winter still did tread.

And their loved and white haired mother
    Smiled sweetly ’neath the touch,
When she knew her faithful children
    Were loving her so much.

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