Hail, glorious spirits (Christopher Tye)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-05)  CPDL #47892:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2017-12-05).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Reformatting of #419, with corrections to the underlay.
  • (Posted 1999-10-22)  CPDL #00419:     
Editor: Christopher Braginetz (submitted 1999-10-22).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 132 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hail, Gloious Spirits
Composer: Christopher Tye
Lyricist: John Austin

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

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: This is a contrafactum of the of No. 2 from Tye's The Actes of the Apostles.

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Original text and translations

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Hail, glorious spirits, heirs of light,
The high-born sons of fire,
Whose souls burn clear,
whose flames shine bright:
All joy, yet all desire.

Hail, all you happy souls above,
Who make that glorious ring
About the sparkling throne of love,
And there forever sing.