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

Date: 1947Composer: George CrumbText: Robert SoutheySong Collection: Three Early Songs

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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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Three Early Songs

Composer(s): George Crumb

Song(s): 1. Night
2. Let It Be Forgotten
3. Wind Elegy

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