||The Orpheus (New Series), No.353.|
London: Novello & Co., 1902.
||List! For the Breeze
||Glee for Men's Voices (ATTB)
||1824 or earlier.
||John Bowring (1792-1872) appears to have written these words, excerpted from his free translation of a Spanish poem, "Fertiliza tu vega". (Bowring called it, "She Comes to Gather Flowers.") The 1902 Novello score does not cite a librettist, stating merely, "Words from the Spanish."|
Bowring's text, together with the anonymous original, appeared in The London Magazine of June 1823 (pp. 605-606). Goss's composition was first performed no later than February 1824.
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||ATTB, optional piano
List ! for the breeze on wing serene
Through the light foliage sails ;
Hidden amidst the forest green
Warble the nightingales, . . .
Paul Hillier's modern edition is for SATB in G major.
(English Romantic Partsongs. London: Oxford (1986).)