Smyth – After Sunset

Song Information

Title: After Sunset

Music: Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)

Text: Arthur Symons (1865-1945)

Sheet Music

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  • PDF: After Sunset
    • Key: D Major
    • Range: D4 – D5
    • from Three Moods of the Sea, published in 1913

Song Text

The sea lies quieted
Beneath the after sunset flush
That leaves upon the heaped grey clouds
The grapes faint purple blush
Pale, from a little space in heav’n
Of delicate ivory
The sickle moon and one gold star
Look down upon the sea.