Hymn to Cynthia (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #77958:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 486 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2019-10-17)  CPDL #55632:        
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-17).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 115 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hymn to Cynthia
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: Ben Jonson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: a cappella or Keyboard

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 8, no. 244
Description: In the source, this is called a Hymn to Cynthia. In fact, Ben Jonson's poem is entitled Hymn to Diana. However, Cynthia is apparently a synonym for Artemis, whose equivalent in Roman mythology is Diana.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Hymn to Diana.