The Rhine-raft song (Ciro Pinsuti)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-28)  CPDL #77672:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-28).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 440 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2020-04-23)  CPDL #58140:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2020-04-23).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: The Rhine-raft song
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Lyricist: Frederick Enoch

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1883 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 16, no. 460

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Original text and translations

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1  Forth frm the icy fountains
Flows the giant Rhine,
Where adown the mountains
Falls the forest pine;
Where the pine is falling
Flashing waves among,
First to echo calling,
Rings the Rhine-raft song.

2  On in shine and shadow,
By the vineyard bower,
Past the cornland meadow,
On by town and tower;
On, the might river
Broadens deep and strong,
While to echo ever
Rings the Rhine-raft song.

3  On, and onward flowing,
Past the reedy land,
Where the sea-wind blowing
Drifts the golden sand;
Till the stream rejoices
Ocean waves among,
There, from farewell voices,
Rings the Rhine-raft song.