Bell Song (Barbara Rosen)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-06)  CPDL #59562:       
Editor: John Hetland (submitted 2020-07-06).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 376 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Bell Song
Composer: Barbara Rosen
Lyricist: Elizabeth Goudgecreate page

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularArt song

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Composed: 2008

Description: The first eight lines and the final chorus of Bell Song from "The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Chant:
High in the tall church tower,
Signed with the mystic sign,
Theirs since the days of chrism,
The oil and salt and wine,
The great bells wait in silence
Through the long death of night,
For resurrection triumph
And resurrection light.

Polyphony:
Ring again, sweet Marie,
Ring again, Gabriel,
Ring once more, Douce and John,
Cry aloud, tenor bell.
Grey old heads, lifted high,
Peal your old joyful cry
Of peace on earth. Peace on earth.
Peace.