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Gentle Zephyr Op. 23 no.6

Gentle Zephyr

Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,
If you kiss my fair one’s ear,
Whisper soft that you’re a sigh,
But from whose heart she must not hear.
Limpid rill, if e’er my love
Near thy gurgling runnel rove,
Murmur that from tears you rise,
But tell her not from whose sad eyes!

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Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remained for ten years. By the age of twenty, he had begun to make a reputation as a concert pianist, and his compositions received high praise. Among those impressed by Bennett was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn, who invited him to Leipzig. There Bennett became friendly with Robert Schumann, who shared Mendelssohn's admiration for his compositions. Bennett spent three winters composing and performing in Leipzig.

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Sir William Sterndale Bennett was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. 

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