To love I wake the silver string (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2021-09-29)  CPDL #65951:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-09-29).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 139 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: To love I wake the silver string
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SATB.SATB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1853 Novello's Glee Club no.70

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Original text and translations

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To love I wake the silver string,
And of his soft dominion sing.
A wreath of flowers adorn his brow,
The sweetest, fairest flowers that blow.
All mortals own his mighty sway,
And him the gods above obey.

Anacreon Ode LXVIII

Translation by Francis Fawkes