Music: Summer Mvt 1 Allegro non molto.
By Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed by John Harrison with the Wichita State University Chamber Players
at the Free Music Archive
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Thirty-seven is a summer day:
Hour after hour of unspent light.
Indeed, this is a time one needs the time,
Rushing with the wind through the sublime,
To make the manger ready for the night.
Yet there is ample time to touch and play.

So it goes as vigor has its way:
Everything arranged, arrayed, all right;
Vested in the ancient paradigm
Even as the barque across the bight
Nimbly sails towards the waiting bay.

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