After many a dusty mile op.45.3 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76267:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 729 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB arrangement by Elgar from his original for male voices.
  • (Posted 2021-12-30)  CPDL #67272:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-12-30).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 165 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: After many a dusty mile op.45.3
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: Edmund Gosse
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: TTBB or SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903
    2nd published: 1922 Novello and Co.
Description: Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology, No. 3

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Original text and translations

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After many a dusty mile,
Wanderer, linger here awhile;
Stretch your limbs in this long grass;
Through these pines wind shall pass
That shall cool you with its wing.
Grasshoppers shall shout and sing,
while the shepherd on the hill,
Near a fountain warbling still,
Modulates, when noon is mute,
Summer songs along his flute,
Underneath a spreading tree,
None so easy-limbed as he,
Sheltered from the dog-star's heat.
Rest; and then on freshened feet,
You shall pass the forest through.
It is Pan that counsels you.