Why so pale and wan (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)

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  • CPDL #16908:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2008-05-14).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 45 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Why So Pale and Wan
Composer: Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Lyricist: John Suckling

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Tenor solo
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1895

Description: English Lyrics - Set 3 no.4. From John Suckling's play, "Aglaura", and described by the singer as "A little foolish counsel I gave to a friend of mine four or five years ago, when he was falling into a consumption."

  1. To Lucasta on going to the wars
  2. If thou wouldst ease thine heart
  3. To Althea from prison
  4. Why so pale and wan
  5. Through the ivory gate
  6. Of all the torments

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Why so pale and wan.