Hence for ever, baleful sorrow (Joseph William Holder)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2014-11-01). Score information: A4, 1 page, 23 kB Copyright: Personal
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Description: Strangely, given the Anacreontic nature of this glee, Holder specified the upper voices as sopranos. Holder described himself in the frontispiece of his collection of glees, Op. 6 as organist of Bungay, Suffolk.
Original text and translations
Hence for ever, baneful sorrow;
Heart-corroding cares away.
Why should boding of tomorrow
Kill the pleasures of today?
Now to friendship fill the glasses,
Freedom, harmony and peace;
Toasting round our fav'rite lasses,
Toasting calm and lasting bliss.