On the Alm, Op. 27, No. 5 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76262:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 888 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Sourced from original 1896 Joseph Williams publication.
  • (Posted 2007-01-29)  CPDL #13509:     
Editor: Michael Gibson (submitted 2007-01-29).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 348 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: On the Alm, Op. 27, No. 5
Composer: Edward Elgar

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SATTBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1896 Joseph Williams
Description: Hoch Alp

No. 5 from "From the Bavarian Highlands"

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Original text and translations

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A mellow bell pears near,
It has so sweet a sound;
I know a maiden dear
With voice as full and round

A sunlit alm shines clear,
With clover blossoms sweet;
There dwells my maiden dear
And there my love I meet.

There flying with no fear
The swallows pass all day,
And fast, my maiden dear,
Sees chamois haste away.

I cannot linger here,
I cannot wait below;
To seek my maiden dear.
I, to the alm must go.

The mountain's call I hear,
And up the height I bound;
I know my maiden dear
Will mark my Juchhé sound.

Rejoicing come I here
My flaxen-haired sweet-heart;
I love thee maiden dear,
Nay! Bid me not depart!