Arno's vale (Henry Holcombe)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-04-11). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 59 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
First published: 1740
Description: Holcombe's song, first published c.1740, was adapted to use as a glee by William Hayes.
Original text and translations
When here, Lucinda, first we came,
Where Arno rolls his silver stream,
How blest the nymphs, the swains so gay,
Content inspired each rural lay.
The birds in livelier concert sung,
The grapes in thicker clusters hung,
All lookes as joy could never fail
Among the sweets of Arno's vale.