Great Bacchus, O aid us (Samuel Webbe)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2022-02-07).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 338 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.

General Information

Title: Great Bacchus, O aid us
Composer: Samuel Webbe
Lyricist: Anon, probably the composercreate page
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1779
Description: This glee gained a Catch Clube prize medal, 1778.

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Original text and translations

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Great Bacchus, O aid us to sing to thy great glory;
Thou chief of the gods, we assemble before thee,
Wine's first projector, mankind's protector.
Hail! Patron of social delights, we adore thee;
All nature rejoiced when thy birth was declared,
Behold here thy altar and vot'ries prepared.
Crown with thy blessing all, who confessing
No power on earth can be with thine compared.