Shine out, fair Sun, with all your heat, Show all your thousand-coloured light! Black Winter freezes [to]1 his seat; The grey wolf howls, he does so bite; Crookt Age on three knees creeps the street; The boneless fish close quaking lies And eats for cold his aching feet; The stars in icicles arise: Shine out, and make this winter night Our beauty's Spring, our Prince of Light!
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- by George Chapman (1559? - 1634), from "The Masque of the Twelve Months". [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Shine out", op. 44 no. 1 (1949) [soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, boys' chorus, and orchestra], from Spring Symphony, no. 1. [text not verified]
- by Bernard Rands (b. 1935), "From "The Masque of the Twelve Months"", from Canti del sole, no. 3. [text verified 1 time]
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