Night

(1947)

"Night" is the first song of George Crumb's song grouping Three Early Songs for mezzo soprano and piano.

How Beautiful is Night
by Robert Southey


How beautiful is night!
A dewy freshness fills the silent air;
No mist obscures, nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain
Breaks the serene of heaven:
In full-orbed glory yonder Moon divine
Rolls through the dark-blue depths.
Beneath her steady ray
The desert-circle spreads,
Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky.
How beautiful is night!


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