Here rests his head (canzonet) (Theodore Aylward)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2023-01-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 320 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: Here rests his head (canzonet)
Composer: Theodore Aylward
Lyricist: Thomas Gray
Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SS
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: Harpsichord, Violoncello The bass line is for either Violoncello or for Harpsichord (not both).

First published: c.1790 (n/d)
Description: "Eight canzonets for two soprano voices, dedicated by permission to their Royal Highnesses Princess Augusta and Princess Elizabeth" (and, one assumes, intended for domestic performance by the Royal Family). Aylward also published a four part setting of this text for use as a glee.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Here rests his head.