Flora now calleth forth each flower (John Stafford Smith)

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General Information

Title: Flora now calleth forth each flower
Composer: John Stafford Smith
Lyricist: Edmund Spenser
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1784 Warren's twenty first collection
    2nd published: 1851 Novello's Glee Hive no.4

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Original text and translations

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Flora now calleth forth each flower,
And bids make ready Maia's bower.
Then will we little Love awake,
who still doth lie in a trance,
That now sleepeth in Lethe's lake,
And pray him leaden our dance.