O, by rivers, by whose falls (Henry Rowley Bishop)

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  • (Posted 2023-09-24)  CPDL #75705:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-24).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 706 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O, by rivers, by whose falls
Composer: Henry Rowley Bishop
Lyricist: Christopher Marlowe
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1864 Novello, Ewer & Co.

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Original text and translations

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O, by rivers, by whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals;
The shepherd swains shall dance and play
For thy delight on each Mayday.

Where silver sands and pebbles sing
Eternal ditties to the spring,
There shall you pass the welcome night,
In sylvan pleasure and delight.