Awake mine eyes (William Byrd)

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  • (Posted 2004-07-18)  CPDL #07668:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2004-07-18).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 106 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised Oct 08.

General Information

Title: Awake mine eyes
Composer: William Byrd

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 12

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Original text and translations

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Awake mine eyes, see Phoebus bright arising,
And lesser Lights to shades obscure descending,
Glad Philomela sits tunes of joy devising,
Whilst in sweet notes, from warbling throtes
The Silvan Quire with like desire,
To her are Ecchoes sending.