Hark! hark! each Tree its silence breaks, The Box and Fir to talk begin! This is the sprightly Violin That in the Flute distinctly speaks! 'Twas Sympathy their list'ning Brethren drew, When to the Thracian Lyre with leafy Wings they flew.
- by Nicholas Brady (1659 - 1726) [author's text not yet checked 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 Henry Purcell (1658/9 - 1695), "Hark! hark! each Tree its silence breaks", Z. 328 no. 3 (1692) [ vocal duet for treble (alto?) and bass with orchestra ], from the incidental music to Hail, bright Cecilia - or Ode to St. Cecilia, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2013-10-23
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