George Frideric Handel, "On ye white cliffs of Albion" [song]

Scope and Content

From: [Various vocal and instrumental music]

"The words by Mr Mogien to an old tune of Handel"

Second strophe written underneath, over a tune in 6/8 which has been erased. Not found in the British union-catalogue of early music printed before the year 1801, ed. Edith B. Schnapper (London: Butterworth Scientific Publications, 1957), the Catalogue of printed music in the British Library to 1980 (London: K. G. Saur, 1981), nor David Hunter, Opera and song books published in England, 1703-1726: a descriptive bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1997). Cyrus Lawrence Day and Eleanore Boswell Murrie, English song-books, 1651-1702: a bibliography (London: Bibliographical Society, 1940) do not list any other settings of this text.

Key: C

Tempo: C (Allegro)

Medium: S