Joy to the victors (Arthur Sullivan)

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  • (Posted 2019-07-27)  CPDL #54907:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-07-27).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 112 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Joy to the victors
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Lyricist: Walter Scott

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1872 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 5, no. 153


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Original text and translations

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Joy to the victors! the sons of old Aspen!
Joy to the race of the battle and scar!
Glory's proud garlands triumphantly grasping;
Gen'rous in peace and victorious in war.
Honour acquiring,
Valour inspiring,
Burning, resistless, thro' foemen they go;
War-axes wielding,
Broken ranks yielding,
Till from the battle proud Rod'ric retiring,
Yields in wild rout the fair palm to his foe

Now to our home, the proud mansion of Aspen,
Bend we gay victors triumphant away;
There each fond damsel her gallant youth clasping,
Shall wipe from his forehead the stains of the fray.
List'ning the prancing
of horses advancing,
E'en now on the turrets our maidens appear;
Love our hearts warming,
Songs the night charming,
Round goes the grape in the goblet gay dancing.
Love, wine and song our blithe evening shall cheer!