Voicing: SATB and piano
Text: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Published by: Cypress Choral Music
Retail: The Leading Note ; J.W. Pepper; Sheet Music Plus
This piece was commissioned by the Saskatoon Chamber Singers, James Hawn, Artistic Director for their Remembrance Day concert in 2015. The text is by Georgian poet Rupert Brooke who perished in World War 1. Listen to their lovely recording of this piece on the Cypress Choral Music website.
All Suddenly the Wind
All suddenly the wind comes soft,
And Spring is here again;
And the hawthorn quickens with buds of green,
And my heart with buds of pain.
My heart all Winter lay so numb
The earth so dead and frore,
That I never thought the Spring would come,
Or my heart wake any more.
But Winter’s broken and earth has woken,
And the small birds cry again;
And the hawthorn hedge puts forth its buds,
And my heart puts forth its pain.