Hungry Lion (Brian Robinson)

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  • (Posted 2020-06-18)  CPDL #59304:     
Editor: Brian Robinson (submitted 2020-06-18).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 242 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Hungry Lion
Composer: Brian Robinson
Lyricist: William Shakespeare

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATBB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020
Description: Lyrics from: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 5

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Original text and translations

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Now the hungry lion roars,
And the wolf behowls the moon;
Whilst the heavy ploughman snores,
All with weary task fordone.
Now the wasted brands do glow,
Whilst the screech-owl, screeching loud,
Puts the wretch that lies in woe
In remembrance of a shroud.
Now it is the time of night,
That the graves, all gaping wide,
Every one lets forth his sprite,
In the churchway paths to glide:
And we fairies, that do run
By the triple Hecate's team,
From the presence of the sun,
Following darkness like a dream,
Now are frolic; not a mouse
Shall disturb this hallowed house.