For Agathon, in fighting fields (Thomas Norris)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2010-08-08).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: For Agathon, in fighting fields
Composer: Thomas Norris

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1766 in Fifth collection of Catches, Canons and Glees

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Original text and translations

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For Agathon, in fighting fields renowned,
Abdera mourns his funeral pile around.
For him she mingles tears with bright applause,
Who nobly suffered in his country's cause.
No youth so brave, unknowing how to yield
E'er perished in the thunder of the field.