Hushed in death (Henry Hiles)

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  • (Posted 2020-03-22)  CPDL #57648:         
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.

General Information

Title: Hushed in death
Composer: Henry Hiles

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with divisi.
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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.

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Original text and translations

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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.