Sigh no more, ladies (Richard John Samuel Stevens)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-10-04). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 340 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
- Edition notes: Please click on the link for preview/playback/PDF download. Original versions (Mens' and mixed voices, slightly different)
- Editor: Alan Pickering (submitted 2015-02-20). Score information: A4, 1 page, 50 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Version for solo voice and keyboard
First published: 1788
Description: Stevens originally composed this glee for men's voices. At the request of one Miss Thurlows, he subsequently adapted it for a mixed choir, by transposing it up a fifth and revising some of the dispositions. When the latter version was published it was reviewed in The Analytical Review in the following terms: "The harmony of this composition is so good as to exhibit the perfect theorist; also in its melody it displays a tolerable imagination; and is calculated to please both the learned and unlearned hearer". The solo version is of unknown provenance but is probably a posthumous redraft.
Original text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Sigh no more, ladies.