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CoverInvitation to Love [level: Medium]
Marques L. A. Garrett: Bio and other works
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1454 | duration: 5:15 | price: $2.20
accompaniment: piano

A great showpiece for the ladies, they will love singing this. Some aleatoric adventure highlights the dramatic ending of this extraordinary composition.

Florida State University Women's Glee Club, Judy Bowers, director, Marques L. A. Garrett, conductor [© all rights reserved]

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CLICK HERE: Read the Text or Poem
Come when the nights are bright with stars
Or when the moon is mellow;
Come when the sun his golden bars
Drops on the hay-field yellow.
Come in the twilight soft and gray,
Come in the night or come in the day,
Come, O love, whene’er you may,
And you are welcome, welcome.

You are sweet, O Love, dear Love,
You are soft as the nesting dove.
Come to my heart and bring it rest
As the bird flies home to its welcome nest.

Come when my heart is full of grief
Or when my heart is merry;
Come with the falling of the leaf
Or with the redd’ning cherry.
Come when the year’s first blossom blows,
Come when the summer gleams and glows,
Come with the winter’s drifting snows,
And you are welcome, welcome.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906, Dayton, OH)

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