Benedicite! What dreamed I? (Robert Fayrfax)

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  • (Posted 2021-01-10)  CPDL #62337:     
Editor: Humphrey Thompson (submitted 2021-01-10).   Score information: A3, 3 pages, 62 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Edition prepared for the Fayrfax 2021 Quincentenary, generously supported by the Mercers' Company. Recorded by Ensemble Pro Victoria in March 2021 on the Delphian Label.
  • (Posted 2010-05-29)  CPDL #21701:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2010-05-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 58 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Benedicite! What dreamed I?
Composer: Robert Fayrfax

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: ATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

    Manuscript 1500 in Fayrfax Manuscript, no. 12
First published: 1972 in Musica Britanica vol. 37

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Original text and translations

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Benedicite what dremyd I this nyʒt
methought the worlde was turnyd upsodowne
the son the moone hade lost ther force and lyʒt
the see also drowned both towre and towne.
Yett more mervell how that I hard the sownde
of onys voice saying bere in thy mynd
thy lady hath forgoten to be kynd.