Lord of my Love (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2023-03-06)  CPDL #72936:     
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2023-03-06).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 8 pages, 215 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
Edition notes: Protected by a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives license. Please contact the composer before making a MusicXML file or any other derivatives. Thank you.

General Information

Title: Lord of my Love
Composer: Michael Gray
Lyricist: William Shakespeare
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2023
Description: Part of an on-going SAB project, "Book of Sonnets"

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Lord of my Love, to whom in vassalage
Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit;
To thee I send this written ambassage
To witness duty, not to show my wit.
Duty so great, which wit so poor as mine
May make seem bare, in wanting words to show it;
But that I hope some good conceit of thine
In thy soul's thought (all naked) will bestow it:
Til whatsoever star that guides my moving,
Points on me graciously with fair aspect,
And puts apparel on my tottered loving,
To show me worthy of thy sweet respect:
  Then may I dare to boast how I do love thee,
  Till then, not show my head where thou mayst prove me.

- William Shakespeare (Sonnet XXVI)