Youth of the gloomy brow (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-12).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 232 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Youth of the gloomy brow
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Ossian (James MacPherson)create page
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1809
Description: A piece written for the members of the Concentores (glee club). One of Callcott's settings from Ossian, in this instance from "Comala, a dramatic poem".

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Original text and translations

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Youth of the gloomy brow! No more shalt thou feast in my halls!
Thou shalt not pursue my chase, my foes shall not fall by thy sword.
Raise the praise of the daughter of Sarno! Give her name
to the winds of heav'n.
See, meteors gleam around the maid; see, moonbeams lift her soul.