Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens...
Hearke, hearke, the Larke at Heavens gate sings,
and Phoebus gins arise,
[His Steeds to water at those Springs
on chalic'd Flowers that lyes;]1
And winking Mary-buds begin to ope their Golden eyes
With every thing that pretty is, my Lady sweet, arise:
Translation(s): DUT FIN FRE GER GER GER GER GER GER ITA
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Confirmed with Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. London. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623 (Facsimile from the First Folio Edition, London: Chatto and Windus, Piccadilly. 1876), page 377 of the Tragedies.
Note: The poem is Cloten's song in act II, scene 3.
1 omitted by Johnson.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Godfrey Edward Pellew Arkwright (1864 - 1944), "Hark, hark! the lark", published [1902?] [voice and piano], from Nine Songs from Shakespeare, London, Joseph Williams [ sung text not verified ]
- by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895 - 1968), "Arise!" [high voice and piano], from Shakespeare Songs, Book VI, no. 2. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Thomas Chilcot , "The words by Shakespeare in Cymbeline", published  [high voice, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo], from Twelve English Songs, London : Johnson [ sung text not verified ]
- by Frederica Elvira Gambogi (? - 1940), "Hark! the Lark", published 1894 [voice and piano], from Two Songs, London : Cocks [ sung text not verified ]
- by John Linton Gardner (b. 1917), "Hark, hark! the lark", op. 36 no. 1, published 1956 [mixed chorus and piano duet or small orchestra], from Seven Songs, no. 1, London : Oxford University Press [ sung text not verified ]
- by Sven Eric Emanuel Johanson (1919 - 1997), "Hark! Hark! The lark", 1974, copyright © 1978 [mixed chorus and piano], from Fancies, no. 9, Stockholm : C. Gehrmans Musikförlag ; New York : Walton Music Corp. [ sung text not verified ]
- by Robert Johnson (c1583 - 1633), "Hark, hark! the lark", 1609. [soprano and lute] [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Harvey Worthington Loomis (1865 - 1930), "Hark, hark! the lark" [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Roger Quilter (1877 - 1953), "Hark, hark! the lark", published 1946 [voice and piano], London, Boosey & Hawkes [ sung text verified 1 time]
- by Cyril Meir Scott (1879 - 1970), "Hark, hark! the lark", 1895-6 [voice and piano], from Six Songs, no. 3. [ sung text not verified ]
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Emmanuel Hiel (1834 - 1899) , "Hoor! Hoor!", appears in Gedichten, in Twaalf liederen van Shakespere, no. 10, first published 1868 FIN FRE GER GER GER GER ITA GER GER by Petrus Leonardus Leopoldus "Peter" Benoit.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation sometimes misattributed to August Wilhelm Schlegel (1767 - 1845) CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE ITA and by Abraham Voss (1785 - 1847) , "Lied", written 1810 CAT DUT DUT FIN FRE FRE ITA by Robert Emmerich, Franz Peter Schubert, Ferdinand Stegmayer.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Dorothea Tieck (d. 1841) , no title DUT FIN FRE ITA by Wilhelm Killmayer, Wilhelm Petersen.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FIN FRE ITA by Ferdinand von Hiller.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johann Gottfried Herder (1744 - 1803) , "Morgengesang" DUT FIN FRE ITA by Friedrich Curschmann, Karl Sigmund Freiherr von Seckendorff.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist DUT FIN FRE ITA by Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken.
- Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , written c1845, Zweiter Akt, Szene 3 DUT FIN FRE ITA by Alexander Zemlinsky.
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