Light of my soul (Robert Lucas Pearsall)

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  • (Posted 2019-12-09)  CPDL #56226:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-09).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 103 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.
  • (Posted 2011-12-12)  CPDL #25135:        (Sibelius 6)
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2011-12-12).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Light of my soul
Composer: Robert Lucas Pearsall
Lyricist: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATBB
Genre: SecularMadrigal

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1878 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 11, no. 319
Description: The lyrics are taken from Bulwer-Lytton's Siege of Granada.

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Original text and translations

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Light of my soul, arise!
Thy sister lights are in the skies;
We want thine eyes, those joyous eyes;
Night is mourning for those eyes;
The sacred verse is on my sword,
And on my heart thy name:
The words on each alike adored,
The truth of each the same.