Ye little birds that sit and sing (Henry Thomas Smart)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-08)  CPDL #77951:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-08).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 340 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2019-10-28)  CPDL #55773:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-28).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Ye little birds that sit and sing
Composer: Henry Thomas Smart
Lyricist: Thomas Heywood

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1875 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 8, no. 256
Description:  Vv. 1 & 4 only of the original poem.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ye little birds.