Sweet Suffolk Owl

"Sweet Suffolk Owl" was written June 5, 1979 in New York City and is included in Eight Songs, published by Boosey & Hawkes, 1981. It is dedicated to Paul Sperry, who commissioned the song. It is part of the group that includes "Isaac Greentree" and "I Do".

--Esther Jane Hardenbergh

Date: 1979Composer: Richard Hundley

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Sweet Suffolk Owl
Anonymous, attributed to Thomas Vautor

Sweet Suffolk Owl, so trimly dight
With feathers like a lady bright,
Thou singest alone, sitting by night,
Te whit, te whoo! Te whit, te whoo!

The note, that forth so freely rolls,
With shrill command the mouse controls;
And sings a dirge for dying souls,
Te whit, te whoo! Te whit, te whoo!


Up Toward the Sky

(Amy Marcy Beach, William Ernest Henley, Richard Hundley, Marianne Moore, James Purdy, Edward Rowland Sill, Gertrude Stein, Sara Teasdale and Virgil Thomson)


Sheet Music

Eight Songs

Composer(s): Richard Hundley

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