Milton, Armed (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-01-04)  CPDL #56536:         
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-01-04).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 180 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Sung as an encore to the Renaissance Street Singers' 2005 Loft Concert.

General Information

Title: Milton, Armed
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: John Milton

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2004
Description: A setting of text from Milton's La Allegro with a cantus firmus of "L'homme armé"

Original text

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Lap me in soft Lydian airs,
Married to immortal verse,
Such as the meeting soul may pierce,
In notes with many a winding bout
of linked sweetness long drawn out
With wanton heed and giddy cunning,
the melting voice through mazes running,
Untwisting all the chains that tie
the secret soul of harmony.