List! For the Breeze (Goss, John)


Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. The Orpheus (New Series), No.353.
London: Novello & Co., 1902.
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General Information

Work Title List! For the Breeze
Alternative. Title Glee for Men's Voices (ATTB)
Composer Goss, John
Key F major
First Performance. 1824 or earlier.
Librettist 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.
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation ATTB, optional piano

Misc. Comments

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).)