In this house give glimmering light (John Percy)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 206 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. This edition is offered at original pitch for ATTB or transposed up a sixth for SSAA

General Information

Title: In this house give glimmering light
Composer: John Percy
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SSAA or ATTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790
Description: Fairy glee from the Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Original text and translations

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In this house give glimmering light,
By the dead and drowsy fire:
Every elf and fairy sprite
Hop as light as bird from brier;
And this ditty, after me,
Sing, and dance it trippingly.