Fall, Leaves, Fall

Here’s a little piece for the autumn, a setting of Emily Brontë’s poem “Fall, Leaves, Fall” for AATTBarB or SATTBarB a cappella; I’m thinking about doing an upper voices only arrangement, too, but I haven’t done anything about it just yet.

I know, I know, it isn’t autumn yet! But it is the time of year when some choirs are thinking about what they will programme for the next year.

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;
Every leaf speaks bliss to me
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
I shall smile when wreaths of snow
Blossom where the rose should grow;
I shall sing when night’s decay
Ushers in a drearier day.

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