notAmos logo
notAmos Performing Editions
1 Lansdown Place East, Bath BA1 5ET, UK
+44 (0) 1225 316145
| Enquire about this score |
| About Joseph William Holder |
| Catalogue | About us | Help |

Holder described himself in the frontispiece of his collection of glees, Op. 6 as organist of Bungay, Suffolk.

Lyrics: Matthew Prior

Why thus from the plain does my shepherdess rove,
Forsaking her swain and neglecting his love?
You have heard all my grief, you see how I die,
Oh, give some relief to the swain whom you fly.
How can you complain, or what am I to say,
Since my dog lies unfed and my sheep run astray?
Need I tell what I mean, that I languish alone,
When I leave all the plain, you may guess 'tis for one.

Joseph William Holder
(1764 - 1832)

Why thus from the plain

(S.S.A.T.T.B. + reduction)

Preview and playback are available to the left

Full score (PDF), €0.30 for a single copy   Buy this item
Choir offer (PDF), €3.00 for 18 copies   Buy this item
Printable cover page (PDF), €0.00 for unlimited copies   Download this item

Please click here to report any problem obtaining a PDF