Tell me, O shell (Christopher Upton)

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  • (Posted 2013-08-02)  CPDL #29755:       
Editor: Christopher Upton (submitted 2013-08-02).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 44 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
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General Information

Title: Tell me, O shell
Composer: Christopher Upton
Lyricist: Marnanel Thurman

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2013
Description: Written for the chamber choir Cantus Orientissimus, and first performed by them in Great Yarmouth Minster on Saturday 3rd August 2013.

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Original text and translations

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Tell me, O shell,
what have you heard?
Into my ear
floats the cry of a bird,
and also I hear
pebbles, sea-stirred.
Tell me, O shell,
what did you see?
Into my eye
floats a glimpse of a tree,
a palm, on an island,
surrounded by sea.