Sleep, fleshly birth (Robert Ramsey)

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  • CPDL #13324:   
Editor: Diana Thompson (submitted 2007-01-01).   Score information: A4, 8 pages, 99 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • CPDL #11106:    Icon_snd.gif Nwc.png
Editor: Brian Russell (submitted 2006-02-27).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 70 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: NoteWorthy Composer file may be viewed and printed with NoteWorthy Composer Viewer.
  • CPDL #10125:  Network.png
Editor: Vince M. Brennan (submitted 2005-11-15).   Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 114 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Copyright (c) 2004 by V. M. Brennan
  • CPDL #08683:       
Editor: Sara Manley (submitted 2004-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 200 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleep, Fleshly Birth
Composer: Robert Ramsey

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Sleep, fleshly birth, in peaceful earth,
and let thine ears list to the music of the spheres,
while we around this fairy ground
thy doleful obit keeping,
make marble melt with weeping.
With num'rous feet we'll part and meet.
Then chorus-like in a ring thy praises sing,
while show'rs of flow'rs bestrew thee,
we'll thus with tears bedew thee.
Rest in soft peace, sweet youth, and there remain
'till soul and body meet to join again.