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The Crocuses (for 2-Part Choir)
Piano Accompaniment, Choir, SA, 2-Part Choir, Children's Choir, Mixed Choir - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Joanna Mills. Arranged by Based on the poetry of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Impressionistic, Repertoire, Easter, Mother's Day, Children's Music. Octavo. 8 pages. Published by Joanna Mills Music (S0.703123).
Item Number: S0.703123
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)
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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