Greenery
NW3050

Sparrow

Bird rounds No. 3

Music: Antonio Caldara (1670–1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
equal or mixed, 3 parts
performance time approx 2m 00s
Range: b – e''
Price code: B
Complexity: **

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This piece is part of the set Bird rounds
The next piece is Eagle
If you don't want to buy the whole set, then you can buy Sparrow individually using the link on this page.

Words

A little bird, with plumage brown,
Beside my window flutters down,
A moment chirps its little strain,
Then taps upon my window-pane,
And chirps again, and hops along,
To call my notice to its song.

So birds of peace and hope and love
Come fluttering earthward from above,
To settle on life's window-sills,
And ease our load of earthly ills;
But we, in traffic's rush and din
Too deep engaged to let them in,
With deadened heart and sense plod on,
Nor know our loss till they are gone.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872—1906)

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