How still and peaceful is the grave (Christopher Tye)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-07-21).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 75 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: How still and peaceful is the grave
Composer: Christopher Tye
Lyricist: H. Blaircreate page
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1905 Novello's Short Anthems no.163
Description: Contrafactum of In those dayes as the nombre playne.

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Original text and translations

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How still and peaceful is the grave, where life's vain tumults past:
Th'appointed house by heaven's decree receives us all at last.
There servants, masters, rich and poor, partake the same repose;
And there in peace the ashes mix of those who once were foes.