Sleep soft, fair form (John Wall Callcott)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-02-08).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 144 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Sleep soft, fair form
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Lyricist: Anon

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB

Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1790
Description: "Compos'd at the request of W.B. [William Benson] Earle, esq., Salisbury." The text is a popular unattributed epitaph.

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Original text and translations

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Sleep soft, fair form, await th'Almighty's will;
Then rise unchanged, and be an angel still.