Vox ultima crucis (Henry Walford Davies)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-18)  CPDL #48856:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2018-02-18).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 81 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Vox ultima crucis
Composer: Henry Walford Davies
Lyricist: John Lydgate

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1915
Description: From "A Short Requiem in D major". This work was composed "In Sacred Memory of all those who have fallen in the war"

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Tarry no longer! Toward thine heritage
Haste on thy way, and be of right good cheer;
Go each day onward on thy pilgrimage;
Think how short time thou shalt abide thee here.
Thy place is built above the starre's clear;
None earthly palace wrought in so stately wise.
Come on, my friend, my brother most dear!
For thee I offered my blood in sacrifice.
Tarry no longer!

Middle_English.png Middle English text

Original words of poem:
Tarye no lenger; toward thyn heritage
Hast on thy weye, and be of ryght good chere.
Go eche day onward on thy pylgrymage;
Thynke howe short tyme thou hast abyden here.
Thy place is bygged above the sterres clere,
Noon erthly palys wrought in so statly wyse.
Come on, my frend, my brother most entere!
For the I offered my blood in sacryfice.