Cypress Choral

Nuit d'ete

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Matthew Emery
CP 1838
Nuit d’été is a anthem for mixed chorus a cappella. The text by Paul Bourget (1852-1935) speaks to feelings we have on ‘sweet summer nights’. It follows a traditional AABACoda form. “Ô nuit, ô douce nuit d’été” acts as a reoccurring musical gesture, in the third stanza the SA voices take the melodic weight while the TB voices sustain on a drone. The music returns to the familiar “A” section in the fourth stanza, and there is an ending Coda section on the text “ô nuit aimante!”