Here, beneath this lofty shade (John Alcock Sr.)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2019-08-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 50 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Here, beneath this lofty shade
Composer: John Alcock Sr.
Lyricist: Horace (trans. Philip Francis)create page

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1775 in Warren's Collection of vocal harmony

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Original text and translations

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Here, beneath this lofty shade,
Thus in careless freedom laid,
While Assyrian essence sheds
Liquid fragrance on our heads;
While we may, with roses crowned,
Let the cheerful bowl go round.
Bacchus can our cares control,
Cares that prey upon the soul.