Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun
Text adapted from "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Arranged by Barlow Bradford for SATB Choir & Orchestra
E-1014CH "Give Me the Splendid, Silent Sun" SATB Choir & Piano $2.25
E-1014FS "Give Me the Splendid, Silent Sun" Orchestral Score & Parts $190.00
Orchestration: 0022 (or 0011) 2200, str., guitar (winds optional)
Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling;
Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard;
Give me a field where the unmow’d grass grows;
Give me an arbor, give me the trellis’d grape;
Give me fresh corn and wheat—
Give me serene-moving animals, teaching content;
Give me nights perfectly quiet, and I looking up at the stars;
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers, where I can walk undisturb’d;
Give me a perfect child—
Give me, away, aside from the noise of the world, a rural, domestic life;
Give me to warble spontaneous songs, reliev’d, recluse by myself, for my own ears only;
Give me solitude—give me Nature—
Give me again, O Nature, your primal sanities!
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