The Eagle's force (William Byrd)
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- Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-04). Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 74 kB Copyright: CC BY NC
- Edition notes: Parts available at http://dfwviols.com/old/2015-11-01-01/
- Editor: David Fraser (submitted 2003-10-12). Score information: A4, 3 pages, 92 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Revised Oct 2008.
- Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2000-06-21). Score information: Letter, 11 pages, 570 kB Copyright: GnuGPL
- Edition notes: Partbook format.
Title: The Eagle's force
Composer: William Byrd
Lyricist: Thomas Churchyardcreate page (c.1520-1604) , from A Myrrour for Magistrates (1563)
Number of voices: 3vv Voicing: AAT
Genre: Secular, Partsong
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1611 in Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets, no. 1
Link to publication page, with sequential number Description:
Original text and translations
The Eagles force subdues each Bird that flyes:
What mettall may resist the flaming fire?
Doth not the Sunne dazell the clearest eyes?
And melt the yse, and make the frost retire?
Who can withstand a puissant Kings desire?
The stiffest stones are pierced through with tooles:
The wisest are with Princes made but fooles.