Sleep now, my muse (George Kirbye)

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SSAT version

  • CPDL #25463:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-24).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 41 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1892 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright, transposed back to original key. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #11624:       
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2007-09-11).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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SSATTB version

  • CPDL #25465:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2012-01-25).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 64 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: From the 1892 edition, edited by G. E. P. Arkwright. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #10136:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 33 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: SSATTB. Copyright (c) 2004 V. M. Brennan
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General Information

Title: Sleep now, my muse
Composer: George Kirbye

Number of voices: 4 and 6vv   Voicing: SSAT and SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1597 in The first set of English madrigalls to 4-6 voyces, no. 6 & 24

Description: The SSAT version is no. 6 from The first set of English madrigalls to 4, 5 & 6 voyces (George Kirbye) and the SSATTB version is no. 24.

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Original text and translations

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Sleep now my muse, and henceforth take thy rest,
Which all too long thyself in vain had wasted.
Let it suffice, I still must live oppressed,
And of my pains the fruit must ne'er be tasted.
Then sleep my muse, fate cannot be withstood;
It's better sleep than wake and do no good.