Men Of Britain Heirs Of Glory op.237 (October 1976)

A patriotic protest song
Published by: Highbridge Music Ltd
Commissioned by: Chappells
Instrumentation: Tenor, chorus and orchestra

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Note on Lyrics: Shelley
Duration: 5 mins

Notes

Cover note: 'A patriotic song for the times for a concert to be given by young people in the presence of  Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion her 25th Jubilee, April 1977'

The song was, perhaps rather belatedly, submitted to conductor Sir David Willcocks for approval but in the event was not accepted and therefore not performed. 

Lyrics

(excerpt from the lyric)
'Men of Britain heirs of glory
Heroes of unwritten story
Children of one mighty mother
Hopes of her and one another
Rise like lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number
Shake your chains to earth like dew
We are many - they are few.'

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