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Six Choruses for male voices and string orchestra

Word count: 944

Song Cycle by Gustav Holst (1874 - 1934)

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1. Good Friday [ sung text checked 1 time]

Language: English after the Latin

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Alone to sacrifice Thou goest, Lord
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1 Holst: "hast slain"
2 Hoslt: "Who know that for our sins this is Thy pain"
3 Holst: "sheer compassion"
4 Holst: "have pity on Thee"

2. Intercession [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Set free Thy people, set free Thy servants
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3. How mighty are the Sabbaths [ sung text checked 1 time]

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How mighty are the Sabbaths, how mighty and how deep
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1 Holst: "is"
2 Holst: "from"
3 Hoslt: "Father and Son in One"

4. A love song [ sung text checked 1 time]

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Noblest, I pray thee
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5. Drinking song [ sung text checked 1 time]

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To you, consummate drinkers
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1 Holst: "the like of"

6. Before sleep [ sung text checked 1 time]

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The toil of day is ebbing
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