Songe to Aelle (John Wall Callcott)
CPDL #16997: Sibelius 5
- Editor: Jonathan Goodliffe (added 2008-05-26). Score information: A4 (landscape), 9 pages, 89 kbytes Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: The original spelling of Chatterton's poem has been restored in this edition
Title: Songe to Aelle, sometimes spelt "Ella"
Composer: John Wall Callcott
Description: A four part glee.
External websites: The full annotated text of Chatterton's poem may be found at the online version of "The History of English Poetry: From the Eleventh to the Seventeenth Century" By Thomas Warton. page 346
Original text and translations
Middle English text
Songe to Aelle
Lines 1 to 4
by Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770)
O thou or whatt remaynes of thee,
Aelle the darlynge of futuritie
Lette this mie songe bolde as thy courage bee,
As everlastynge to posterytie!