Great Apollo (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2014-05-31)  CPDL #32143:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-05-31).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Great Apollo
Composer: Samuel Webbe

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSTB or TTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
    2nd published: 1853 Novello's Glee Hive no.67

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Original text and translations

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Great Apollo, strike the lyre,
Fill the raptur’d soul with fire,
Let the festive song go round,
Let this night with joy be crown’d.

Hark! What numbers soft and clear,
Steal upon the ravish’d ear,
Sure no mortal sweeps the strings,
Listen, ‘tis Apollo sings.