The Chase (Edward German)

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Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2024-03-28).   Score information: Letter, 16 pages, 933 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2019-02-15)  CPDL #53299:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-02-15).   Score information: A4, 12 pages, 152 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP.

General Information

Title: The Chase
Composer: Edward German
Lyricist: Edward Oxenford

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1900 Novello, Ewer and Co.

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Original text and translations

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Awake! the golden morn is here,
The sun-rays brightly streaming,
The horns re-echo far and near!
And time is o'er for dreaming!
Upon the sward the gallant steeds
impatiently are neighing;
They yearn to press the spreading meads,
And loud the hounds are baying!
Awake! awake! the quarry waits,
The horns are blithely sounding:
The hounds and steeds across the meads
Would now be swiftly bounding.

Behold! the antler'd quarry roves
Amid th bush and bracken,
And till the hunter victor proves,
his rein should never slacken.
So come and join the sturdy chase
O'er ev'ry hill and hollow;
Not lagging, but at lightning pace,
THe nimble deer we'll follow.