Discord dire sister (Samuel Webbe)

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  • (Posted 2022-01-17)  CPDL #67629:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-01-17).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 251 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Edition represents the primary source
  • (Posted 2017-08-12)  CPDL #45863:     
Editor: Frank de Ruyter (submitted 2017-08-12).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 61 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2014-05-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 110 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Alto line set in the original octave below treble clef. Revised files uploaded 13/09/21.

General Information

Title: Discord dire sister
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Alexander Pope

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATTB or TTTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1774 Warren's eleventh collection
First published: 1851 Novello's Glee Hive no.20
Description: A glee on an extract from Alexander Pope's verse translation of Book IV of Homer's "Iliad"

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Original text and translations

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Discord, dire sister of the slaught'ring power,
Small at her birth, but rising ev'ry hour,
While scarce the skies her horrid head can bound,
She stalks on earth, and shakes the world around.

But lovely Peace, in angel's form
Descending, quells the rising storm.
Soft ease and sweet content shall reign
And discord never rise again.