The Knell of tyrant laws I hear (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition comprises both a modern realisation, and also a statement of the piece in its original specialised format.
  • (Posted 2004-06-30)  CPDL #07382:        (Sibelius 2)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2004-06-30).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 56 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Knell of tyrant laws I hear, The
Composer: John Wall Callcott

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: 3 equal voices
Genre: SecularPartsong

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

First published: 1798

Description: Catch for three voices, composed upon the occasion of Nelson's victory at the Battle of the Nile.

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Original text and translations

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The knell of tyrant laws I hear,
Britannia's flag triumphant rear.

Son of the Nile thy daring hand
has crushed the foe on Egypt’s strand.

Now safe from the assaults of war,
Let’s drink a health to ev’ry British tar.