Rule Britannia (Thomas Arne)

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Editor: Klaus Rettinghaus (submitted 2006-01-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 28 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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Title: Rule Britannia
Composer: Thomas Arne
Lyricist: James Thomsoncreate page (1700-1748)

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

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1850

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Original text and translations

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Als Anfangs aus des Meeres Schoß
Britannia der Himmel hob, war dies das Los,
des schönen Landes Los,
und Engel sangen diesen Chor:
Herrsch'! Britannia, beherrsche du die See,
denn dich drückt nie der Knechtschaft Weh!