Gently touch the warbling lyre (Francesco Geminiani)
- (Posted 2011-04-11) CPDL #23364:
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2011-04-11). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 79 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
Title: Gently touch the warbling lyre
Composer: Francesco Geminiani
First published: 1795
Description: From "A collection of Duets, Rotas, Canons, Catches & Glees selected for, and most respectfully inscribed to, the Members of the Bristol Catch Club, and the Cecilian Society. By the Editor [John Broderip]. 1795"
Original text and translations
Gently touch the warbling lyre,
Chloe seems inclined to rest,
Fill her soul with fond desire,
Softest notes will sooth her breast.
Pleasing dreams assist in love,
Let them all propitious prove.