The marksman, Op. 27, No. 6 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76263:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 32 pages, 1.59 MB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Sourced from original 1896 Joseph Williams publication.
  • (Posted 2004-09-27)  CPDL #07932:      (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Stuart McIntosh (submitted 2004-09-27).   Score information: A4, 25 pages, 368 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: The Marksman, Op. 27, No. 6
Composer: Edward Elgar

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

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1896 Joseph Williams
Description: Bei Murnau

No. 6 from "From the Bavarian Highlands"

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Original text and translations

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Come from the mountain side,
Come from the valleys wide,
See, how we muster strong,
Tramping along!

Rifle on shoulder sling,
Powder and bullets bring,
Manly in mind and heart,
Play we our part.

Sure be each eye to-day,
Steady each hand must stay
If in the trial we,
Victors would be!

Sharp is the crack! 't Is done!
Lost in the chance, or won;
Right in the gold is it?
Huzza! The hit!

The sun will sink and light the west
And touch the peaks with crimson glow;
Then shadows fill the vale with rest
While stars look peace on all below.

In triumph then we take our way,
And with our prizes homeward wend;
Through meadows sweet with new-mown hay,
A song exultant will we send.