Deep in the valleys ringing, the herd bells echo clear;
The wand'rer stops to listen, and fondly lingers here.
The KIne bells tinkle faintly, deep in the forest grand,
And in the holy twilight make earth like spirit land,
And in the hold twilight make earth like spirit land.
Upon the lofty mountains, they chime so sweet and low,
When tripp'd the highest summits, in ev'ning's mellow glow;
The wand'ring music renders the heart so warm
It seems so warm, amid sweet sounds to enter
the land of heav'nly dreams,
Amid sweet sounds to enter the land of heav'nly dreams.
Gumbert, Ferdinand, "Herd Bells" (1859). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 49.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.
The Herd Bells
One of sixty-eight pieces bound in “The Shower of Pearls : A collection of the most beautiful duets, for two sopranos, soprano and alto, soprano and tenor, soprano and bass, and tenor and bass, arranged with an accompaniment for the piano-forte.”
Boston. Published by Oliver Ditson & Co. 277 Washington Street
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