Yea, cast me from heights of the mountains op.45.1 (Edward Elgar)

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  • (Posted 2023-10-12)  CPDL #76265:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-10-12).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 610 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SATB arrangement by Elgar from his original for male voices.
  • (Posted 2021-12-28)  CPDL #67253:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-12-28).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Yea, cast me from heights of the mountains op.45.1
Composer: Edward Elgar
Lyricist: Alma Strettell
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: TTBB or SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1903
    2nd published: 1922 Novello and Co.
Description: Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology, No. 1

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Original text and translations

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Yea, cast me from heights of the mountains to deeps of the ocean,
Let the thunderbolt strike me, o'erwhelm me with fire or with snow!
Since him whom Love's burden hath crushed, and whom Eros hath broken,
Not even the swift-wingèd lightnings of Zeus can o'erthrow!