Of peace restored (Philip Hayes)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-03-06).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 181 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Of peace restored
Composer: Philip Hayes
Lyricist: Benjamin Hoadlycreate page
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1786 The Muses' Fancy
Description: The text is an excerpt from the libretto to The Trophy, a set of six cantatas (now lost) by Maurice Greene, written to celebrate the Duke of Cumberland's victory at Culloden, 1746.

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Original text and translations

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Of peace restored we shepherds sing,
And plenty smiling o'er the fields;
Of peace restored the woodlands ring,
And all the sweets that quiet yields.
Of love we sing and beauty's charms,
Nor longer fear the din of arms.
Then let us dance and sing and play,
'Tis freedom prompts us to be gay.