Swiftly from the mountain's brow (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-13)  CPDL #65771:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-13).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 342 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Swiftly from the mountain's brow
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: John Cunningham

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1788
    2nd published: 1851 Novello's Glee Hive, no.3
Description: This glee won a Catch Club prize medal, 1788

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Original text and translations

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Swiftly from the mountain’s brow,
Shadows nurs’d by night retire;
And the peeping sunbeams now
Paint with gold the village spire.

Sweet, oh sweet the warbling throng,
On the white emblossom’d spray;
Nature’s universal song
Echoes to the rising day.