Anthem (Jon Corelis)

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  • CPDL #26613:     
Editor: Jon Corelis (submitted 2012-06-25).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Accompanied version.
  • CPDL #26518:     
Editor: Jon Corelis (submitted 2012-06-16).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: A cappella version.

General Information

Title: Anthem (accompanied version)
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Arranger: Jon Corelis
Lyricist: Jon Corelis

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: S
Genre: SecularAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 2012

Description: The words are mine; the melody is my arrangement of the traditional Welsh song The bells of Aberdovey. Scored with female chorus in mind, but could be suited to male chorus by transposing to 2 #s in the bass clef, which would put it in the baritone range.

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Original text and translations

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Each and all join in the stream,
separate though we may seem,
to follow after freedom’s dream
beyond the sunset’s gleaming.

Always onward to freedom;
our country is a gift of love
we all make with our dreaming.

Joyously and unafraid,
we strengthen one another.
Our land is always being made:
adventure is her mother.

Though hatred throws its dreadful shade,
though ev’ry truth may seem betrayed,
though leaders pass and riches fade,
our power is each other.

Freedom, freedom,
freedom is our nation;
as long as one free person lives,
the dream will never die.