Donne's hymn (Peter Bird)

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  • (Posted 2005-10-26)  CPDL #10017:      (Sibelius 5)
Editor: Peter Bird (submitted 2005-10-26).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: Personal Copyright © 2005 by George Peter Bird. This edition may be freely distributed, duplicated, performed, and recorded.
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General Information

Title: Donne's Hymn
Composer: Peter Bird
Lyricist: John Donne

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2005
Description: First stanza of John Donne’s Hymn to God, My God, in my Sickness, 1631? In more-or-less late Renaissance style (except that fourths are allowed in the context of 2nd inversions of triads).

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Original text and translations

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Since I am coming to that Holy room
Where, with Thy choir of saints forevermore,
I shall be made Thy music; as I come
I tune the instrument here at the door,
And what I must do then, think here before.

John Donne