Ye sacred muses (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2017-04-12)   CPDL #44012:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-04-12).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Ye sacred muses
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SecularMadrigalLament

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published:

Description: Elegy for Thomas Tallis

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Original text and translations

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Ye sacred Muses, race of Jove,
whom Music's lore delighteth,
Come down from crystal heav'ns above
to earth where sorrow dwelleth,
In mourning weeds, with tears in eyes:
Tallis is dead, and Music dies.