The caravan (Ciro Pinsuti)

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  • (Posted 2019-08-18)  CPDL #55089:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-08-18).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 149 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: The caravan
Composer: Ciro Pinsuti
Lyricist: William Duthie

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

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1872 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 5, no. 178

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Original text and translations

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1  Becalmed on waveless sea,
By red horizon crowned,
Nor herb, nor spreading tree,
Thro' all the desert's round.
Hark! the muezzin's call
To prayer at even fall:
God is great!
There is no god but God!
God is great!
Then over the pathless waste away
O'er billowy sand and dusky spray,
Away, away!

2  Afar our horsemen sweep,
'Mid gleam of lance and sword,
Our peaceful path to keep
From swoop of robber horde.
Hark! the muezzin's cry,
As dawn of day is nigh:
God is great!
There is no god but God!
God is great!
Then under the waning stars we ride,
To glistening fountain's mossy side,
We ride, we ride!