Warren (Samuel Babcock)

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  • (Posted 2016-05-17)   CPDL #39674:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-17).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 80 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Oval note edition. Another of Flatman's stanzas included, revised slightly to fit the music. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2016-05-17)   CPDL #39673:   
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-05-17).   Score information: 7 x 10 inches (landscape), 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Note shapes added (4-shape). Another of Flatman's stanzas included, revised slightly to fit the music.

General Information

Title: Warren
First Line: Sleep! downy sleep! come close my eyes
Composer: Samuel Babcock
Lyricist: Thomas Flatman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) for the most part; the last line of Flatman's last stanza has ten syllables.

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1793 in The Columbian Harmony, p. 22

Description: Words by Thomas Flatman, 1672, a poem entitled Anthem for the Evening, with five stanzas. Babcock revised the third line of Flatman's first stanza, as shown below.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Sleep! downy sleep! come close my eyes.

English.png English text

Flatman's first stanza
Sleep! downy sleep! come close my eyes,
Tired with beholding vanities!
Sweet slumbers, come and chase away
The toils and follies of the day.

 

Babcock's revision, 1793
Sleep! downy sleep! come close my eyes,
Tired with beholding vanities!
Welcome, sweet sleep, that drivest away
The toils and follies of the day.