Hushed in death (Henry Hiles)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-03-22). Score information: A4, 13 pages, 151 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
Title: Hushed in death
Composer: Henry Hiles
First published: 1881 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 14, no. 396
Description: In 1878, this was awarded the prize offered by the Manchester Gentlemen's Glee Club for the best serious glee.
Original text and translations
Hushed in death the minstrel lies,
By his tomb bright eyes are weeping;
Mute and tuneless in the willow
Hangs the harp his touch could thrill.
Cold he's sleeping; earth his pillow,
But yet his soul is with us still.
Time may move with changeful course,
Yet the bard will live in story:
Unborn millions chant the praise
His strains on earth have won.