Since I left you (Michael Gray)

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  • (Posted 2020-09-03)  CPDL #60403:     
Editor: Michael Gray (submitted 2020-09-03).   Score information: Letter (landscape), 9 pages, 250 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: Since I left you
Composer: Michael Gray
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SAB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 2020
Description: Part of an on-going project of SAB music: "Book of Sonnets."

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Original text and translations

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Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind,
And that which governs me to go about
Doth part his function, and is partly blind,
Seems seeing, but effectually is out;
For it no form delivers to the heart
Of bird, of flow'r, or shape which it doth latch;
Of his quick objects hath the mind no part;
Nor his own vision holds what it doth catch:
For if it see the rud'st or gentlest sight,
The most sweet-favoured or deformed'st creatures,
The mountain, or the sea, the day, or night,
The crow, or dove, it shapes them to the feature.
 Incapable of more, replete with you,
 My most true mind thus maketh mine eye untrue.

William Shakespeare (Sonnet CXIII)