By shady woods and purling streams (Maria Hester Park)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-11-27). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 60 kB Copyright: Personal
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First published: 1790
Description: There is nothing in the cleffing of this piece to indicate that Park expected performance by any other than the contemporary standard (all-male) forces. In deference to her gender, a transposed edition is provided to enable performance by female choirs.
Original text and translations
By shady woods and purling streams,
I spend my life in pleasing dreams,
Nor would not for the world be taught
To change my false delightful thought.
For who, alas, can happy be,
That doth the truth of all things see.