O sing unto mie roundelaie (Samuel Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-10)  CPDL #75316:  Network.png
Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-09-10).   Score information: A4, 9 pages, 487 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score. Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download.
  • (Posted 2008-10-05)  CPDL #18125:        (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (submitted 2008-10-05).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the original version of this piece published by the composer c. 1813. Included in British Library shelfmark E. 270.f.(2)

General Information

Title: O sing unto mie roundelaie
Composer: Samuel Wesley
Lyricist: Thomas Chatterton (1752 – 1770)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1813
Description: A madrigal imitating in some respects the 17th Century English style. Submitted unsuccessfully for a prize by the composer to the Madrigal Society.

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Original text and translations

Middle_English.png Middle English text

First verse only.
Note that Wesley does not always follow the Middle English spelling used
(or invented) by Chatterton and which is given below.

O, synge untoe mie roundelaie!
O, droppe the brynie teare wythe mee!
Daunce ne moe atte hallie daie;
Lycke a reynynge ryver bee:
Mie love ys dedde,
Gon to hys death-bedde,
Al under the wyllowe tree.