Here's a seasonal treat performed by one of the Front Range's many talented youth ensembles, Young Voices of Colorado.
The group sings "The Snow," a song British composer Edward Elgar published in 1894.
The text -- composed by Elgar's wife, author Alice Elgar -- is full of dreamy, wintry imagery. Here's the opening passage:
O snow, which sinks so light,
Brown earth is hid from sight
O soul, be thou as white as snow,
O snow, which falls so slow,
Dear earth quite warm below;
O heart, so keep thy glow
Beneath the snow.
Hear seasonal choral music on CPR Classical throughout the 2016 holiday season.
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