By the streams that ever flow (Maurice Greene)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-29)  CPDL #63802:         
Editors: Jonathan Goodliffe and Mick Swithinbank (submitted 2021-03-29).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 248 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Part of larger work: Ode for St Cecilia’s Day "Descend ye nine, descend and sing"

Composer: Maurice Greene
Lyricist: Alexander Pope
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: AT
Genre: SecularOde

Language: English
Instruments: Orchestra

First published: 1730
    2nd published: 1991 in MB, vol.58
Description: An extract from "Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day"

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Original text and translations

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By the streams that ever flow,
By the fragrant winds that blow
O'er th' Elysian flow'rs,
By those happy souls who dwell
In yellow meads of Asphodel,
Or Amaranthine bow'rs,
By the heroes' armed shades,
Glitt'ring thro' the gloomy glades,
By the youths that died for love,
Wand'ring in the myrtle grove,
Restore, restore Eurydice to life;
Oh take the husband, or return the wife!