Homeward bound, Op. 91:4 (Charles Villiers Stanford)

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  • (Posted 2017-07-28)   CPDL #45700:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-07-28).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 108 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Baritone solo, with TBB chorus and piano accompaniment. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #04837:      (Finale 2003)
Editor: Oliver Barton (submitted 2003-04-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 220 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Choral score, no accompaniment. TTB chorus. Also contains no.1, Drake's drum.

General Information

Title: Homeward bound, Op. 91:4
Composer: Charles Villiers Stanford
Lyricist: Henry Newbolt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: TBB and Solo Baritone
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1904

Description: No. 4 from 'Songs of the Sea'.

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Original text and translations

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Swiftly the great ship glides,
Her storms forgot, her weary watches past;
Northward she glides and thro' th' enchanted haze
Faint on the verge her far hope dawns at last.

Thro' sunny mist a-glow,
Like noonday ghosts of summer moonshine gleam -
Soft as old sorrow, bright as old renown,
There lies the home of all our mortal dream.