An ostinato style accompaniment lays the foundation for the distinctive melodies of the singers as they vividly bring poet Rossetti’s promise of spring to life. This just might be the perfect opener for a spring concert.
It is over. What is over?
Nay, now much is over truly!—
Harvest days we toiled to sow for;
Now the sheaves are gathered newly,
Now the wheat is garnered duly.
It is finished. What is finished?
Much is finished known or unknown:
Lives are finished; time diminished;
Was the fallow field left unsown?
Will these buds be always unblown?
It suffices. What suffices?
All suffices reckoned rightly:
Spring shall bloom where now the ice is,
Roses make the bramble sightly,
And the quickening sun shine brightly,
And the latter wind blow lightly,
And my garden teem with spices.
Featured on the following reading sessions 2017 | ACDA National Convention MN - Reading Session 2016 | University of South Dakota Choral Festival June 14-17, 2016 2016 | Illinois ACDA Summer Workshop at Illinois State University June 29-30 2016 | Michigan State VMA Summer Workshop in Lansing, MI August 3-5