Now sleeps the crimson petal (Mark Chapman)

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  • (Posted 2017-09-01)   CPDL #46141:       
Editor: Mark Chapman (submitted 2017-08-31).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 127 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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General Information

Title: Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal
Composer: Mark Chapman
Lyricist: Alfred Tennyson

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SAATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: Setting of Tennyson's poem, requested by Charis de Valence, as a favorite poem of her youth. The full 6 parts (the Bass momentary divides further in two places) are only heard together at climaxes, with interplay between them elsewhere, and the harmonies are lushly chromatic.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Now sleeps the crimson petal.