When Daphne died (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-12-11).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 278 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: When Daphne died
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1780 Warren's sixteenth collection

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Original text and translations

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When Daphne died the sylvans sighed sore,
And ev'ry Naiad on her oozy bed;
The fauns and fairies their light dance forbore,
Whilst Pan, the flocks and fields forsaking, fled.
Sad Venus wept, sad wept the Graces all,
And Phœbus, with the Muses, mourn'd her fall.
No voice was heard along the dreary plain,
None but the sighing wind and weeping rain.