Fill the horn of glossy blue (John Wall Callcott)

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  • CPDL #20390:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2009-10-23).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 5 pages, 60.7 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Dynamics and tempo indications were probably added by Horsley. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Fill the horn of glossy blue
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Thomas James Mathiascreate page (1754-1835)

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella (originally). Piano accompaniment added by William Horsley (1774-1858).

First published: 1824

Description: a four part glee

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Original text and translations

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Adapted from first verse of "Tudor" by Thomas James Mathias (1754-1835)

Fill the horn of glossy blue,
Ocean’s bright cerulean hue;
Briskly quaff the flav’rous mead,
‘Tis a day to joy decreed.
High the fame of Tudor’s birth,
Valour his, and conscious worth.